Storm in Umbria

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1875

Artist:

Elihu Vedder
American, 1836–1923

About this artwork

Between 1867 and 1875, Elihu Vedder painted numerous scenes of Umbria, a region in central Italy that lies roughly halfway between Rome and Florence. These works integrate characteristic features of the area—wide basins and river valleys flanked by the Umbrian-Marchigian Apennine mountain range—with pastoral details such as goatherds and dramatic atmospheric effects. Since the early 19th century, numerous American artists had traveled to Italy to further their artistic educations and to experience the history of European art. Vedder continued this tradition by finding inspiration in Italy’s varied landscape and rich traditions.

On View

American Art, Gallery 174

Artist

Elihu Vedder

Title

Storm in Umbria

Origin

Umbria

Date

1875

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: "Elihu Vedder Rome 1875"

Dimensions

33 × 114.3 cm (13 × 45 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson Collection

Reference Number

1900.605

Extended information about this artwork

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