Mountainscape, Ernst Fries
Ernst Fries
Mountainscape
Back to top

Ernst Fries

Mountainscape, 1832


Dimensions
100.0 x 132.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1144
Acquisition
Acquired in 1884
Status
Not exhibited

Texts

About the Work

Almost too beautiful to be true, an idyllic landscape combines plants from the Mediterranean and the Northern Alpine region. Visible behind a stone bridge and a narrow gorge is a jagged sea of cliffs. The scene follows a classical composition: before our gaze is directed upwards to the summit, it pauses for a moment on the lively foreground painted in warm shades. Here, man and beast are shown in peaceful coexistence - an idealised concept during the Romantic Age. Thanks to his poetic approach to landscape, Fries is regarded as one of the main representatives of Heidelberg Romanticism.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Mountainscape
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert am unteren Rand, etwa 30 cm von der linken Ecke entfernt: EFries. 1832. (E und F ligiert)
Work Catalogues
  • Wechssler 678

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1884

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
Associative
  • 61D(ITALY) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALY) (ITALY)

Similar works

  • All
  • Motif
  • Picture Elements
  • Association
  • Atmosphere
  • Emotion
Show connecting keywords Hide connecting keywords

Tap on any work to display common keywords.

Hover over a work to display connecting keywords.

More to discover

Contact

Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last import

16.09.2019