A Boar Hunt at Persano under Ferdinand IV

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Italy
    City: Rome
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    The German painter Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein came from a family of painters. He met Goethe in Rome in 1786, where he painted the famous portrait of the poet seated in the Roman Campagna (now in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt-am-Main). In 1787 he went with Goethe to Naples, where he was appointed director of the Academy of Fine Arts two years later. There he also met Sir William Hamilton, whose collections of Greek vases he engraved. Following the occupation of Naples by the French Tischbein returned to Germany, working at Kassel, Hamburg and finally Eutin where he died.
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    People
    Ferdinand I, King of the Two SiciliesMarie Adélaïde Clotilde Xavière de FranceAugustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of SussexHamilton, Sir WilliamHamilton, Emma, Lady HamiltonActon, Sir John Francis Edward, 6th BaronetMaria CarolinaGiulia Carafa, Duchessa di CassanoMaria Luisa of the Two SiciliesMaria Teresa Carolina Giuseppina of Naples and Sicily
    Places
    Italy, Persano
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    A Boar Hunt at Persano under Ferdinand IV
    Date
    c.1792-1793
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 182.00 cm, width: 261.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the 6th Earl of Rosebery, 1932
    Inscription
    monogram bl (illegible)
    Provenance
    Collection of landowner and racehorse breeder (Albert Edward) Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery and 2nd Earl of Midlothian (1882-1974); by whom presented to the Office of Works in 1932, in memory of Rosebery's father, for use in the British Embassy, Rome
    GAC number
    0/826