Pozzuoli: Solfatara, Giorgio Sommer
Giorgio Sommer
Pozzuoli: Solfatara
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Giorgio Sommer

Pozzuoli: Solfatara, ca. 1870


Blatt
25.6 x 20.3 cm
Karton
32.7 x 24.2 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1275
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

This photo shows us one of some forty craters forming the Phlegraean Fields, a highly active volcanic region to the west of Naples. The Solfatara, a crater in the township of Pozzuoli, is known for the fumarole phenomenon. Giorgio Sommer captured the jets of steam and fumes after the manner of a nature study. Seemingly guided by an almost scientific interest, he framed the scene in such a way as to bring out the rough surface consistency of the geological formation. The fugacity of the volcanic vapours forms a suspenseful contrast to the enduring substance of the stone.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Pozzuoli: Solfatara
Photographer
Period Produced
School
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: 2552 La zolfatara, POZZUOLI
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: Sommer - Napoli
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts teils auf der Fotografie, teils auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: STAEDELSCHES; KUNST-INSTITUT

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H landscapes
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(POZZUOLI) names of cities and villages (POZZUOLI)
  • 61D(CAMPI FLEGREI) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (CAMPI FLEGREI) (CAMPI FLEGREI)
  • 2 Nature
Secondary
Associative

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19.02.2024