Spirit of an Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770-1900 (March 29 to June 19, 2011)
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View of Benevento
Edmund Kanoldt (German, 1845 - 1904)
Italy, Europe (Place created)
33 × 43.3 cm (13 × 17 1/16 in.)
In the second half of the 1800s, Kanoldt achieved official recognition for his classical landscapes, decades after the death of a master of the genre, Joseph Anton Koch. Like his influential predecessor, Kanoldt went to Italy, where he made this finished view of Benevento--a town thirty miles northeast of Naples--in preparation for the commission of a lavishly illustrated travelogue, Italy: A Sojourn from the Alps to Aetna, published in Stuttgart in 1876.