Christian Hilfgott Brand - inv. 1650

Titolo: 
Coastal view with a Stormy Sea
Numero di Inventario: 
1650
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Landscape
Parole chiave soggetto: 
view
city view
coast
sea
stormy sea
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Christian Hilfgott Brand (1649-1756)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Wien
Vienna
Austria
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1700
1750
Datazione specifica: 
1750 c.
Libri correlati: 
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Foreign Artist Room

 This work is linked to View of a Coastal Town with a Calm Sea (inv. 1651).

The two landscapes are by Christian Hilfgott Brand, a German painter who, after the apprenticeship in his homeland, established himself in Vienna, in about 1720, where he attended the Academy. He worked as a court painter and for prestigious patrons, such as ambassadors and writers. Brand is a representative of the ‘Dutch’ trend that developed in German painting in the middle of the eighteenth century. Its preferred models were landscapes with figures of shepherds, peasants and travellers recreating the more typically northern tradition.

What is most striking in these two paintings is the warm atmosphere in which things and figures have been harmoniously immersed. Allready Von Hagedorn, a writer who was contemporary with the artist and who admired him greatly, praised the enveloping haziness in Brand’s works, the rays of sun that illuminate the branches of the trees and the water through the clouds, his fluid and constructive pictorial stroke.

R. C.