Museum Folkwang
Park der Villa Pamphili
  • Johann Christian Reinhart
  • Park der Villa Pamphili, 1832

  • Park of the Villa Pamphili
  • Oil on canvas
  • 71 x 101 cm
  • Acquired in 1925
  • Inv. G 141
  • CommentarySurprisingly, Rome did not count among the major cities of the West in the early nineteenth century. Enclosed inside the Aurelian Walls were numerous vineyards, while the ruins of the Roman Forum served herdsmen as pasture for their flocks. Rome is a magical ›genius loci‹, for as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remarked: »There is only one Rome in the world.« Enthusiasm for Rome soon knew no bounds, and the artists who traveled there sought to capture every romantic view of it they could. Johann Christian Reinhart’s ›Park der Villa Pamphili‹ (Park of the Villa Pamphili) for example, was a commission from Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria. The artist from Hof in Franconia, whose works—many of them heroic—are painted as much from fantasy as with topographical accuracy, depicts Rome’s largest park near the Casino, with its ›giardini segreti‹ surrounded by topiary and exquisitely dressed visitors, bathed in the warm light of late afternoon.
  • ProvenanceKronprinz Maximilian von Bayern (späterer König Max II. Joseph
    1925, P. Rusch, Dresden
    1925, Kauf bei Rusch, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,178
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Park der Villa Pamphili
  • Obj_Title2_S: Park of the Villa Pamphili
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 1832
  • Jahr von: 1,832
  • Jahr bis: 1,832
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 141
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0141
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 71 x 101 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1925
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Kronprinz Maximilian von Bayern (späterer König Max II. Joseph
1925, P. Rusch, Dresden
1925, Kauf bei Rusch, Museum Folkwang, Essen