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Ruin of the Church of Our Lady with the Tombstones of Genevieve and the Count Palatine Siegfried in the Mosel Valley near Andernach, from Collection of Memorable Medieval Buildings in Germany

A work made of lithograph in black with beige tint-stone on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black with beige tint-stone on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1821

Artist:

Domenico Quaglio II
German, 1787-1837

About this artwork

Part of a large Italian artist family recently settled in Munich, Domenico Quaglio was active in Germany for his entire career. Like his father, he initially made his living as a theater scenery painter for the Munich court, and he was even named court painter for architectural scenery by age 21. Leaving Munich to make topographical paintings of sites throughout the country, he was also an adherent of lithography, a relatively new printmaking technique invented in Munich in 1798.

Quaglio traveled throughout Central Europe, recording images of churches and castles as prints. Amidst the ruins in this scene are the tombstones of Saint Genevieve and her husband, Siegfried, Count Palatine of the Rhine. Genevieve was wrongly accused of adultery and forced to live in a forest for several years. She survived through her faith until her husband happened across her while hunting. After she convinced Siegfried of her innocence, she returned to Andernach. She had the Church of Our Lady built in the forest where she had stayed in order to show her gratitude to God for keeping her safe.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Domenico Quaglio

Title

Ruin of the Church of Our Lady with the Tombstones of Genevieve and the Count Palatine Siegfried in the Mosel Valley near Andernach, from Collection of Memorable Medieval Buildings in Germany

Origin

Germany

Date

1821

Medium

Lithograph in black with beige tint-stone on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

403 × 316 mm (image); 573 × 401 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1948.120

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