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Italian Shepherd with Hat, first half 1860s

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Oil on canvas
88.5×70.7 cm

Artists

  • Anton Romako

    (Vienna 1832–1889 Vienna)

Currently on display at UG2
Along with his landscapes, Anton Romako (1832–1889) is primarily known for his portraits and history paintings. This work, created in the 1860s, shows an Italian shepherd. The man averts his gaze and looks into the distance. In the work, the artist elaborated only the facial features of the portrayed and did not pay much attention to other parts of the body. The portraits created by Romako Peasant Girl with Bread Basket and Alpine Flowers boast an almost early-Expressionist style which at times deeply unsettled his contemporaries.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Anton Romako
Title
Italian Shepherd with Hat
Date
first half 1860s
Art movement
Naturalism I Realism
Category
Painting
Material​/technique
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
88.5×70.7 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 739
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Anton Romako. Beginn der Moderne, hrsg. von Marianne Hussl-Hörmann/Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2018–18.06.2018).
  • Anton Romako. Beginn der Moderne, hrsg. von Marianne Hussl-Hörmann/Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2018–18.06.2018).
Catalogue raisonne
  • Reiter 2010: 142
Keywords

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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

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