View of Monte Sant'Angelo from the Villa Auriemma near Sorrento

August Lucas German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 806

The evidence of Lucas’s few known plein-air oil studies suggests that his practice of painting out of doors evolved from close-up sketches of landscape details to broad views such as this one, the product of a tour of southern Italy in summer and fall 1832. In contrast to the open brushwork found here, Lucas’s studio paintings are meticulously finished (though no less panoramic), betraying the influence of Joseph Anton Koch, the dean of the German artists’ colony in Rome.

View of Monte Sant'Angelo from the Villa Auriemma near Sorrento, August Lucas (German, Darmstadt 1803–1863 Darmstadt), Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

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