The Waterfalls of Tivoli, Carl Philipp Fohr
Carl Philipp Fohr
The Waterfalls of Tivoli
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Carl Philipp Fohr

The Waterfalls of Tivoli, 1817


Dimensions
74.0 x 104.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
805
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830
Status
On display

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About the Work

Goethe called it one of the "first natural spectacles": in view of its spectacular location and the dramatic waterfalls, Tivoli was famous even in antiquity. It exerted a magical attraction over artists. The German artist Carl Philipp Fohr, who had hiked across the Alps to Rome in 1816, was also deeply impressed by the beauty of the setting. In his main work, which was created in the studio of Joseph Anton Koch, he enhanced the varied landscape with local peasants and a mendicant monk on a pilgrimage. Fohr, who was regarded as one of the most talented artists of German Romanticism, drowned in the Tiber at the age of only twenty-two.

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Title
The Waterfalls of Tivoli
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Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Work Catalogues
  • Märker (2015) G5

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830

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  • 33C23 couple of lovers
  • 47H31 spinning (manufacture of yarn)
  • 31B13 sleeping on the ground
  • 47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc.
  • 61D(SABINER BERGE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (SABINER BERGE) (SABINER BERGE)

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