Un unpublished Image of the Town of Galaţi, from 1835 Cover Image

O vedută inedită a oraşului Galaţi, din anul 1835
Un unpublished Image of the Town of Galaţi, from 1835

Author(s): Dragoş-Cristian Căldăraru
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Local History / Microhistory, 19th Century
Published by: Muzeul de Istorie „Paul Păltănea” Galaţi
Keywords: Galaţi; port; stamp; Ludwig Erminy; image; paddle steamer

Summary/Abstract: A little known image of the town of Galaţi appears on a topographic plan, dating from April 4-th 1835, enriching the poor representational documentation regarding this old Moldavian port on the Danube. The image dates from a period when the authorities attempted to develop, modernize and embellish the town which, starting with 1836, would acquire the status of Porto-franco Town. The author of this yet unpublished painting representing the town of Galaţi succeeded in depicting the activities from the port, where it can be noticed a paddle steamer traveling from Vienna, through Galaţi, until Constantinople and return. On the high terrace of the Danube, there are some buildings and three churches, and in background two villages from the neighborhood of the town and Brateş lake are depicted.

  • Issue Year: XXXI/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-77
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian
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