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

Texts

About the Work

Italy lies in the state of Hesse. Philipp Veit's evening view across the plain towards the Taunus is bathed in a light which - together with the central group of poplars and the mountain range swathed in a bluish mist - evokes the South and makes us think of Italy. This is the only surviving landscape by Veit, who lived in Rome for several years from 1815 on. A member of the Nazarene School, Veit became famous for his large-format works with religious and historic content. He was also important as an art historian and served as the director of the Städel from 1830 until 1843.

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
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
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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04.08.2020