Italia und Germania
Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869)

Italia und Germania,

1828
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
94,5 x 104,7 cm
Displayed
AP EG Saal I
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 755
Acquisition
1832 durch König Ludwig I. aus dem Besitz des Frankfurter Buchhändlers Johann Friedrich Wenner erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Friedrich Overbeck, Italia und Germania, 1828, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k3bQ4Ee (Last updated on 07.02.2022)
This key Nazarene work adopts the conceit of a friendship picture to portray symbolically the links between Italian and Early German art, personified as two young women in bridal attire. The concept is taken from a story and pictures on the subject by Overbeck's prematurely deceased painter friend Franz Pforr.

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