Ruins of Saint Sebastian, Giorgio Sommer;   attributed
Giorgio Sommer
Ruins of Saint Sebastian
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Giorgio Sommer attributed

Ruins of Saint Sebastian, 1872 – 1873


Blatt
18.0 x 23.9 cm
Karton
33.6 x 40.0 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1980
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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About the Work

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano still active today. After it erupted in 1872, Giorgio Sommer took several shots documenting the disastrous consequences of the event. For example, he portrayed the ruins of houses in San Sebastiano. In many of the images, smoke still rises from the crater in the background, an ominous reminder of what has caused the devastation.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ruins of Saint Sebastian
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: No. 6112 Ruine di S. Sebastiano
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Ruinen von S. Sebastiano.

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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C1 architecture
  • 25H landscapes
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(NAPOLI) names of cities and villages (NAPOLI)
  • 61D(VESUVIO) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (VESUVIO) (VESUVIO)
Secondary
  • 25H11 mountains
  • 48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 41A33 window
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings

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19.02.2024