Hermann David Salomon Corrodi

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Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (born 23 July 1844, d. 30 January 1905 in Rome) was an Italian painter of the 19th Century.[1][2][3]

Bibliothèque nationale de France photo from 1860 of the artist

Biography[edit]

Corrodi was born in Frascati[3] (an alternate source lists his birthplace as Zurich)[4] and lived for many years in Rome.[4]" Corrodi studied at the Academy of St Luke under his father, Salomon Corrodi (1810–1892) and in Paris (1872).[1] He received commissions for history paintings from the British royal family and was acquainted with most of the European royalty of the time, including a friendship with Queen Victoria[4] and traveled widely in the Far East, including Egypt, Syria, Cyprus and Istanbul, which provided the subject matter for many of his paintings.[1] He is the brother of Arnold Corrodi. Originally a landscape painter in the academic style, much of his work is also typical of the Orientalism style of the 19th century.[1][5] In 1893 he was knighted as an Academic of Merit by the Academy of St Luke, where he had been a professor.[2][3]

Corrodi's work is in the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York, Qatar National Museum, and Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

Works[edit]

  • Prayer at Dusk, Venice
  • Kiosk of Trajan Philae on the Nile
  • Fetching Water at a Fountain
  • Italian Fishermen By The Sea, Southern Italy
  • Fisherman at Rest on a Vessel in Quiet Waters
  • Processione A Sorrento
  • The Ambush
  • Arab Carpet Merchants
  • Sunset on the Nile
  • At the Water's Edge
  • Prayers at Dawn

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mavi Boncuk: "Hermann Corrodi: The Galata Bridge and the Yeni Valide Djami" Accessed 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Juler, Caroline, Les orientalistes de l'école italienne, ACR édition, 1992.
  3. ^ a b c Lynne, Thorton, Les Orientalistes, peintres voyageurs, 1828-1908, ACR, paris 1983.
  4. ^ a b c Death of Hermann Corrodi" The New York Times, Jan 5, 1905. Accessed June 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Mavi Boncuk: "Orientalism: Another Corrodi", accessed from MaviBoncuk.blogspot.com 23 June 2011.

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