(b. 1827, Düsseldorf, d. 1905, Düsseldorf)
Fireworks in Naples1875
Oil on canvas, 66 x 102 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Achenbach's favourite theme was the striking states of nature: a moonlit night, thunderclouds, fog, and so on. In the present work, his effective approach doubles the real-life event in pursuit of the same goal: a powerful visual impression.