Johann Martin Morat
About the object
The fact that this is not a copy of an existing study but a preliminary sketch in its own right is revealed by the section of the landscape chosen, which continues on the right and left by comparison to the gouache featuring the same motif. Morat concentrates his full attention on the townscape and mountains, leaving the foreground and the sky mainly blank. He depicts the varied terrain between buildings and vegetation in a differentiated way.