View of San Vito with Monte Guadagnolo in the Distance
Heinrich Reinhold (German, Gera 1788–1825 Albano)
Oil and graphite on paper, laid down on canvas
5 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (14 x 22.5 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
On view at The Met Breuer on Floor 3
The primary version of this view, now in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, is dated September 11, 1822. This replica was made for Reinhold's sketching companion Johann Joachim Faber. Reinhold made similar copies of his nature studies for other artists and collectors, although sometimes he retained the original and at other times he kept the copy.
Johan Joachim Faber, Hamburg (?1822–46; presumably gift of the artist); Wolf Stubbe, Germany (until d. 1994); Stubbe family; sale, Christie's, New York, January 24, 2008, no. 160, to Thaw; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (2008–9)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art [The Met Breuer]. "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible," March 18–September 4, 2016, unnumbered cat. (colorpl. 98).
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 139, no. 114, ill. (color), calls it "View of San Vito with Monte Guadagnolo in the Distance".
Asher Ethan Miller inUnfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art [The Met Breuer]. New York, 2016, p. 312, colorpl. 98, notes that it was made for Reinhold's sketching companion Johann Joachim Faber, who depicted a very similar view (private collection) dated September 12, 1822, suggesting the two artists painted together or in close collaboration; states that this view outside Olevano Romano, commonly known as La Serpentara, was familiar to foreign artists.
This is an autograph replica of a plein-air sketch in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (HZ 3413; oil on canvas, 14 x 20.9 cm). The source sketch is inscribed: (lower left) d. 11 Sept. 22; (bottom center) St. Vito / Monte di Guadagnola / Abend. See Carmen Winkler in "Heinrich Reinhold (1788–1825), Italienische Landschaften: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Ölskizzen, Gemälde," exh. cat., Gera, 1988, p. 78, no. 181, ill. p. 265.