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Fuseli to Menzel
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The age of Goethe, Beethoven, and Kant was also a brilliant period for the visual arts in Germany. This exhibition  culled from the holdings of the Winterstein family of Munich, the worlds most comprehensive and important private collection of German drawings and watercolors of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries  will afford viewers an opportunity to study fine works by forty-nine artists from the greatest period of German drawing.

Consummate draftsmen such as Caspar David Friedrich, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Johann Georg von Dillis, Henry Fuseli, and Adolf Menzel will be represented in depth, as will the romanticism of Philipp Otto Runge and his contemporaries and architectural studies by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Leo von Klenze.  Among the varied subjects are portraits (especially of artists), landscapes, and the phenomenon of the English garden.

The exhibition, which was organized by the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard and will travel after its Frick venue to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, is accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue, the most comprehensive publication on the subject available in English.  The show will be on view in the lower-level temporary exhibition galleries.

Exhibition Catalogue


Henry Fuseli, Swiss, (1741–1825)
b. February 7, 1741,  Zurich
d. 1825

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