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Johan Jakob FREY (1813 - 1865) - Landscape with the Gulf of Gaeta from the West
Ref : 66372
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Period :
19th century
Artist :
Johan Jakob FREY (1813 - 1865)
Medium :
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 18.5 inch X H. 11.81 inch
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Johan Jakob FREY (1813 - 1865) - Landscape with the Gulf of Gaeta from the West

Johann Jakob FREY
(Basle 1813 - Frascati 1865)

Landscape with the Gulf of Gaeta from the West

Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 30 x 47cm

In Landscape with the Gulf of Gaeta from the West Frey introduces a form of "affection" for the trees and other vegetation. Here we encounter a different manner, possibly more explicit and aware, that brings to mind a remark made by Letizia Norci Cagiano de Azevedo: "Frey's predominant interest in plants and trees is far from simply skin deep or the product of chance. Naturally it is influenced by a northern European tendency shared by many Romantics, but the intensity of sentiment that fills certain of his drawings of forests and countryside is a product of his technical skill, the result of a study so attentive and so insistent that it can have been triggered only by a deeper-seated and more complex motivation". His nostaglic subscription to nature is accentuated when he tackles sites in Italy and in the Mediterranean, to the point where it ends up completely dominating buildings and architecture while revealing a new and very topical application in his passionate studies of flowers, plants and trees which have often fallen and are now rotting, or in his studies of the beasts that help man in his daily toil – man, who so rarely appears in his paintings, and then only in a role that it would be a euphemism even to call marginal.

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19th Century Oil Painting