View from My Window in Rome

View from My Window in Rome

c. 1817

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Carl Wilhelm Tischbein

(German, 1797-1855)

Graphite and pen and gray ink, framing lines in pen and black ink and graphite

Support: Beige(1) wove paper

Sheet: 22.4 x 17.1 cm (8 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.); Image: 20.5 x 16.8 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Lawrence Hitchcock Fund 1974.21.a

Description

From the early 18th to the late 19th century, the Tischbein family produced twenty-eight artists and
artisans who were active in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Carl Ludwig Tischbein first went to Italy in 1819, and by 1825 he was a professor of drawing in the Academy of Rome. This charming view of rooftops and walled gardens is made more immediate by the presence of the cat.

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