View to the Taunus Mountains, Philipp Veit
Philipp Veit
View to the Taunus Mountains
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Philipp Veit

View to the Taunus Mountains, 1840


Dimensions
28.3 x 35.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2047
Acquisition
Acquired in 1954
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 2

Texts

About the Work

Italy is somewhere in Hesse, one might think. Philipp Veit’s evening view across the plain towards the Taunus is dominated by a seemingly southern light. It is reminiscent of Italy, with its central group of poplars and the mountain range bathed in a bluish haze. This is the only surviving landscape painting by Veit, who lived in Rome for several years from 1815 onwards. The Nazarene became particularly famous for his large-format works with religious and historical contents. He also achieved importance as an art scholar and, from 1830 to 1843, was director of the Städel Museum.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
View to the Taunus Mountains
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1954

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61D(TAUNUS) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (TAUNUS) (TAUNUS)
  • 25H11 mountains
  • 25H17 meadow, pasture
  • 25G11 groups of trees
Secondary
Associative
  • 24A21 dusk, evening twilight

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01.02.2023