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Hermann Corrodi
1844 - 1905
ITALIAN
A CAMP IN THE DESERT
signed H. Corrodi lower left
oil on canvas
102.5 by 133cm., 40½ by 52½in.
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Private collection, France

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A Camp in the Desert is an evocative depiction of Bedouin traders encamped in an oasis. Children and women sort wheat from the chaff on a blanket, shepherds tend their flock, a water carrier returns from a well, and men load goods on to their camels. The painting exemplifies Corrodi's skill at observing the nuances of light, in this case the cool light of dawn, as well as his rigorous draughtsmanship founded on the principles of academic painting of the first half of the nineteenth century.

Corrodi, like his subjects, was something of a well-travelled nomad himself. Born in Frascati, he studied in Geneva, Rome and Paris, and travelled widely across Europe and the Middle East. In 1872 in London he was introduced to the Royal Family for whom he executed a number of works; before visiting Capri and exhibiting his work in Vienna. After marrying in 1876 he lived between Rome in the winter and Hamburg and Baden-Baden in the summer. In Germany, he secured commissions from the aristocracy and even the German Kaiser, who bought his Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.

                

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