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Creator Name: Ramboux, Johann Anton
Creator Nationality: German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1790 - 1866
Creator Name-CRT: Johann Anton Ramboux
Title: Double Portrait of the Brothers Konrad and Franz Eberhard, Painter and Sculptor in Munich
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1822
Creation End Date: 1822
Creation Date: 1822
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Print
Materials and Techniques: lithograph printed in black and gray
Dimensions: Sheet: 32.1cm x 34.7cm, Image: 31.7cm x 34.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2002.63
Credit Line: Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland
Provenance: Heinrich Kaspar Lempertz Sr., Cologne (Lugt 1337)
Style or Period: Germany, 19th century
Context: In 1822, Johann Anton Ramboux accompanied the Eberhard brothers to Munich, where he executed this double portrait lithograph. Because he intended the print to be a gift to the sitters, only a small number of impressions were produced. This exceedingly rare work is an exquisite example of early German lithography, a technique which had only been invented in 1798.Ramboux, who had been a student of the French painter Jacques Louis David (1748-1825), lived in Rome between 1816 and 1822. There he befriended a group of German artists who had formed the Brotherhood of St. Luke (also called the Nazarenes). They inhabited a deserted monastery and lived a life of study and Christian devotion. Their art strove to restore the pious purity of early 16th-century Italian and German painting, emulating the strong draftsmanship of Raphael (1483-1520) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Such an emphasis on skillful drawing is evident in this lithograph: Ramboux beautifully modeled the two heads in light and shade.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2002.63
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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