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Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Nineteenth Century German in Rome

SCHNORR VON CAROLSFELD, Julius (b. 1794, Leipzig, d. 1872, Dresden)
Madonna and Child 1820
Oil on canvas, 74 x 62 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne


The experience of Italy was decisive for many German landscape and figurative artists of the nineteenth century.

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld was an admirer of Dürer and the early Italian Renaissance. Indeed he moved to Rome to live there.