Museum Folkwang
Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom
  • Joseph Anton Koch
  • Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom, around 1810

  • Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
  • Oil on canvas
  • 76,3 x 103 cm
  • Acquired in 1925
  • Inv. G 97
  • CommentaryJoseph Anton Koch also chose to focus on the details of the garden in his painting of ›Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom‹ (Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome). While the monumental architecture of the Early Christian church of the title certainly looms large on the hilltop in the background, Koch’s real interest is in the Baroque gardens of the former Villa Negroni, which he populates with gardeners, a lute-playing bard and his amour, both clad in archaic dress, and various other figures. The painting is cleverly divided into two sections: the shaded gardens in the foreground and the sunlit church in the background. The celestial and the earthly thus, occupy the same canvas—the former watching protectively over the latter.
  • Provenancenachweisbar seit 1835/36, Friedrich Schlosser, Frankfurt
    Stift Neuburg bei Heidelberg (Slg. Schlosser)
    1925, Galerie Dr. Burg, Köln
    1925, Kauf bei Dr. Burg, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,037
  • 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: Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom
  • Obj_Title2_S: Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome Santa Maria Maggiore in Rom
  • Obj_Dating_S: around 1810
  • Jahr von: 1,808
  • Jahr bis: 1,810
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 97
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0097
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 76,3 x 103 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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nachweisbar seit 1835/36, Friedrich Schlosser, Frankfurt
Stift Neuburg bei Heidelberg (Slg. Schlosser)
1925, Galerie Dr. Burg, Köln
1925, Kauf bei Dr. Burg, Museum Folkwang, Essen