View from Civitella, near Olevano

Victor Paul Mohn1866

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Marked by picturesque hills and oak groves, the region around Olevano, a wine-growing town east of Rome, was a favorite destination for German artists in the 1800s. Time and again, they depicted this magnificent scenery while enjoying the healthy air of the countryside.

With fine pencil work, Victor Paul Mohn rendered the landscape's shadows and textures meticulously as well as sensitively. He described the colors of the scenery in the lengthy inscription. The draftsman was then traveling around Italy with Albert Venus, a fellow student at the Dresden Academy.


  • Title: View from Civitella, near Olevano
  • Creator: Victor Paul Mohn
  • Date Created: 1866
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 26.4 × 41.3 cm (10 3/8 × 16 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Black chalk
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2009.69
  • Culture: German
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Victor Paul Mohn (German, 1842 - 1911)
  • Classification: Drawings (Visual Works)

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