View of Marino in the Alban Mountains in the Early Morning, Camille Corot
Camille Corot
View of Marino in the Alban Mountains in the Early Morning
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Camille Corot

View of Marino in the Alban Mountains in the Early Morning, 1826 – 1827


Dimensions
23.0 x 35.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1498
Acquisition
Acquired in 1913
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

From an elevated vantage point, the view opens up over a large valley. With muted colours, Camille Corot skilfully created the impression of an autumnal, tranquil landscape.

Corot painted this during his first trip to Italy, probably in November 1827, as is indicated by a dated drawing of the same panorama, which could have been a preliminary sketch. Its inscription also shows that the town of Marino, south of Rome, is shown in the middle ground, which Corot also depicted in the light-flooded painting “View of Marino in the Alban Hills in the Early Morning” (Inv. 1498).

Balanced in structure and chiaroscuro, Corot arranges the overall composition into successive pictorial layers. It is characteristic of his work that he combined this traditional composition with his own naturalistic view. The unspectacular, deserted but atmospheric landscape scene was intended to encourage the viewers to empathise and reflect on themselves."

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
View of Marino in the Alban Mountains in the Early Morning
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Unten rechts: Stempel der Vente Corot
Work Catalogues
  • Robaut Bd. 2, 1905 Nr. 153

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 1913

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 23R111 morning ~ landscape (sometimes titled 'Aurora')
  • 61E(MARINO) names of cities and villages (MARINO)
  • 25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
Secondary
  • 25H114 low hill country
  • 61D(ALBANI, COLLI) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ALBANI, COLLI) (ALBANI, COLLI)
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)

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19.01.2022