Italia and Germania, 1828
Öl auf Leinwand, 94,5 x 104,7 cm
1832 durch König Ludwig I. aus dem Besitz des Frankfurter Buchhändlers Johann Friedrich Wenner erworben
Inv. Nr. WAF 755
Italia and Germania
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.