River Scenery, Karl von Pidoll
Karl von Pidoll
River Scenery
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Karl von Pidoll

River Scenery, ca. 1889


Dimensions
48.5 x 65.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 131
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The river is so still that the houses are clearly reflected in its surface. Twilight is slowly enveloping the village while two boys chat on the river bank and a man in a boat calmly goes about his business. Time seems to be standing still in this scene, which the artist has reproduced with soft brushstrokes and muted colours. Whether the darkening sky and the steamer approaching from the left represent a threat to the idyll remains open. The influence of Camille Corot is evident in the velvety brushwork of the painting. Pidoll came into contact with Corot's paintings during the 1880s, when he travelled regularly for a time between Paris and Luxembourg.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
River Scenery
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten links: KP (ligiert)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Primary
Secondary
  • 46C232 rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
  • 41A141 the usual house or row of houses

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02.07.2020