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The Fountain at Grottaferrata

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1832

Artist:

Ludwig Richter
German, 1803–1884

About this artwork

With its golden light and peaceful figures in a bucolic environment, this painting represents an idealized view of life in the Italian countryside, as seen through a German lens. Like many young artists of the period, German painter and etcher Ludwig Richter traveled to Rome to study Classical ruins and the Mediterranean landscape. The Fountain at Grottaferrata, completed some years after the artist returned to Germany, is based on his detailed drawings of the countryside just outside Rome. Richter carefully reproduced the features that made this site famous, such as the fortified monastery in the background.

Status

On View, Gallery 221

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Adrian Ludwig (Ludwig) Richter

Title

The Fountain at Grottaferrata

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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1832

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

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

Dimensions

113 × 99.5 cm (44 3/8 × 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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