Below the Ruins of Okoř Castle

Antonín Mánes

Antonín Mánes - Below the Ruins of Okoř Castle
In the years 1826 to 1828 Mánes painted Okoř on several occasions. In the collections of the National Gallery are three canvases with this motif. In contrast to earlier views, this painting does not show the entire ruins, only the old living quarters with the stone bridge. It was done after plein-air sketches, amalgamated at the studio to give an idyllic landscape. The light tone of the picture, all in ochre hues, and the detailed elaboration of individual elements emphasize the artistic qualities of the painting.
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measurements: height 33,5 cm
width 46,5 cm
material: paper on canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 5014
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain