Pompeii: Fountain in the Casa del gran balcone, Giorgio Sommer
Giorgio Sommer
Pompeii: Fountain in the Casa del gran balcone
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Giorgio Sommer

Pompeii: Fountain in the Casa del gran balcone, ca. 1865


Darstellung
23.9 x 17.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.174
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

An impoverished citizen of Frankfurt became one of Naples’ most successful entrepreneurs. In 1856, photographer Georg Sommer moved to Italy, where he began to build a flourishing business. His atmospheric images of the southern Italian countryside, its inhabitants and ancient sites were coveted by tourists and those who stayed at home alike. His view of a Pompeian house exudes melancholy. Remains such as this elegant putto above the fountain tell of the former riches of a past culture.

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Title
Pompeii: Fountain in the Casa del gran balcone
Photographer
Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten links auf der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: No. 1256. Fontana nella del gran balcone. (Pompei)
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Blindstempel: SOMMER & BEHLES; NAPOLI E ROMA

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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18.05.2022