The Fountain at Grottaferrata

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1832

Artist:

Ludwig Richter
German, 1803–1884

About this artwork

Although he worked primarily in Dresden, a center for Romantic landscape painting during the early 19th century, Ludwig Richter—like many artists of the period—traveled to Rome as a young art student (1822–26). The Fountain at Grottaferrata, completed some years after Richter’s return to Germany, is based on his detailed drawings of the Italian countryside just outside of Rome and carefully captures the features that made this site famous, such as the fortified monastery in the background. With its classically composed yet acutely naturalistic landscape, folkish figures, and dramatic light, this work epitomizes a generation of artists who viewed the Italian landscape with Germanic sensibilities.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 221

Artist

Adrian Ludwig (Ludwig) Richter

Title

The Fountain at Grottaferrata

Origin

Germany

Date

1832

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, l.l.: “L. Richter 1832”

Dimensions

113 × 99.5 cm (44 1/3 × 39 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Mrs. Henry C. Woods; through prior gift of Dellora A. Norris; Lacy Armour Fund; through prior gift of Henry Morgen, Ann G. Morgen, Meyer Wasser and Ruth G. Wasser; Louise and Frank Woods Purchase Fund in honor of Mrs. Edward Harris Brewer

Reference Number

2011.123

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