Rock in the Aegean Sea, um 1845/50
Öl auf Pappe, 30,3 x 30,5 cm
Vor 1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11477
Rock in the Aegean Sea
This image, painted on cardboard, shows seaside rocks of the kind Rottmann depicted in a view of the Apollo temple on the island of Aegina and in other pictures. The setting sun floods the landscape with a melancholy glow. The gulf between Greek civilisation of the distant past and the disillusioning reality of the present is almost tangible.