Der Brand von Troja
Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610)

Der Brand von Troja,

um 1600/01
Material / Technology / Carrier
Kupfer
Dimensions of the object
35,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 13
Department
Deutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
205
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Adam Elsheimer, Der Brand von Troja, um 1600/01, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqDb748b (Last updated on 24.05.2022)
This cabinet picture, rich in detail, was created soon after the artist’s arrival in Rome. It is evidence of how Adam Elsheimer orientated his work on the Flemish tradition of painting fires in a landscape against a night sky, such as in the case of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Such works enjoyed considerable popularity among collectors in Rome.

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