Copenhagen 1837 – 1894 Copenhagen
The Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, Sicily
Oil on canvas : 54,2 X 82,8 cm
Signed and dated lower left “Pet. Kornbeck 1875”
Frame : 77,8 X 107,6 cm
Kornbeck was an architect and successful architectural painter. He lived in the 1860s for five and a half years in Italy, a country that would provide him with his favourite subjects. He also painted Egyptian views.
At the age of 31, the very day of his wedding he had a terrible accident: he lost one eye and he risked loosing the second one.
Luckily he was able to continue painting.
The Temple of Agrigento is one of the best-preserved Greek temples, because it had been changed into a church in the 6th century AD.
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