Saturday, 9 February 2013

Corrodi's Venice

 Card no 389 -  Carol

Venice by Hermann Corrodi (1844-1905)
Country: USA
Place: Seattle
Received: 8th February 2013
Distance:  5,554 miles
Travelled for:  12 days

Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (1844 - 1905) was an Italian painter of the 19th Century.  Corrodi was born in Frascati, and lived for many years in Rome.  He studied at the Accademia di S. Luca under his father, Salomon Corrodi (1810–1892) and in Paris (1872).  He received commissions for history paintings from the British royal family and was acquainted with most of the European royalty of the time, including a friendship with Queen Victoria and traveled widely in the Far East, including Egypt, Syria, Cyprus and Istanbul, which provided the subject matter for many of his paintings.  Originally a landscape painter in the academic style, much of his work is also typical of the Orientalism style of the 19th century.  This painting is in the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA.

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