German Romantic Prints and Drawings

From an English Private Collection



ISBN: 9780714126814 Category:

Giulia Bartrum


The nineteenth-century saw the Napoleonic Wars bring about an end to the traditional art market in Germany, thereby leaving the artists with an opportunity to establish a new identity. Artists such as Schnorr von Carolsfeld and Peter Cornelius retreated to the techniques and values of the Renaissance and medieval periods, when art had been more concerned with simplicity and embodying spiritual values. This stunning book of prints and drawings, taken from an English private collection, explores the German romantic movement and how artists such as Freidrich Overbeck drew on the style of his illustrious predecessors Dürer and Raphael to create celebrated works such as Italia and Germania, which epitomizes the mood of this era. The recently-invented lithography technique features heavily among the most noteworthy examples from this era, as does a new, deeper interest in German landscape. Over one hundred items are reproduced and discussed in this superb selection of German prints and drawings from the years between the abolition of the Holy Roman Empire (1806) and German unification (1871), including the greatest and rarest of German romantic prints, The Four Times of Day by Philipp Otto Runge.

Additional information

Weight 2474 g
Dimensions 26.1 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 February 2012
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Giulia Bartrum
Dimensions 26.1 x 30.6 cm
Weight 2474 g