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    Sale 1984

    19th Century European Art

    8 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (Italian, 1844-1905)

    L'Arrivo del fruitivendolo in convento à Venezia

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    Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (Italian, 1844-1905)
    L'Arrivo del fruitivendolo in convento à Venezia
    signed and inscribed 'H. Corrodi. Roma' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    65½ x 34½ in. (166.4 x 87.6 cm.)


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    Hermann David Solomon Corrodi was raised in an artistic family, having first acquired his artistic training in his father's studio in Geneva and subsequently at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Corrodi was an extremely prolific artist and through his numerous commissions from the British and Austro-Hungarian royals he quickly gained an international reputation. His marriage to an Italian aristocrat allowed him the pleasure of spending summers in Rome and winters in Baden-Baden where he received numerous commissions. Corrodi was a voracious traveler and his paintings cover a wide range of subject matter such as this convent entrance in Venice.

    Caroline Juler writes that Corrodi's 'technique is remarkable for the subdued and meticulous gradations of colour, his games with shadow and light, and his inspirational subjects, as much abstract as narrative' (C. Juler, Les Orientalistes de l'Ecole Italianne, Paris, 1994, p. 66). Juler's comments most aptly apply to L'Arrivo del fruitivendolo in convento à Venezia, where the artist displays his exceptional talent in handling composition, color and light while showing fruit sellers going about their daily activities.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DANIEL HAERTHER, LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS