View of Frankfurt with the Old Bridge from Sachsenhausen, Gustave Courbet
Gustave Courbet
View of Frankfurt with the Old Bridge from Sachsenhausen
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Gustave Courbet

View of Frankfurt with the Old Bridge from Sachsenhausen, 1858


Dimensions
53.5 x 78 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1140
Acquisition
Acquired in 1953
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 4

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This painting is one of a group of works executed by Courbet during his stay in Frankfurt in 1858/59, by which time he was already a famous artist. His studio was located in Sachsenhausen in the Deutschordenhaus in Brückenstrasse. From there, one had a view of the Main River and, on the far side, the cathedral. The deserted town looks strangely unreal, almost like a stage backdrop. The only person going about his business is a lone fisherman. The depiction is not a topographically precise rendering of the panorama, but does capture a dreamy mood.

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14.05.2024