Tag Archives: 1820’s

1828: Sala Dante

Joseph Anton Koch’s frescos of Dante’s Inferno (1825-28) decorate the Sala Dante in the Casino Massimo, a Roman Villa. Several scenes from the poem are illustrated here, including Dante and Virgil’s ride on the monster Geryon (upper right) and Count … Continue reading

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1824: Evening

Caspar David Friedrich: Evening with Clouds (1824)

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1821: In Life the Firmest Friend

From a letter written by Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock, August 1821: Lord Byron gets up at two. I get up, quite contrary to my usual custom…at twelve. After breakfast, we sit talking till six. From six till … Continue reading

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1821: After Rain

John Constable: Evening Landscape after Rain (c. 1821)

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1822: Clouds

John Constable: Cloud Study (1822) Twenty of Constable’s studies of skies made during this season are in my possession, and there is but one among them in which a vestige of landscape is introduced. They are painted in oil, on … Continue reading

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1905: Geographische Liebes-Räthsel

Geographische Liebes-Räthsel (1905); this map by an unknown artist uses the words from a Heinrich Heine poem as its locations: Wenn ich in deine Augen seh, So schwindet all mein Leid und Weh; Doch wenn ich küsse deinen Mund, So … Continue reading

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1820: Thirlmere

John Glover: Thirlmere (c. 1820)

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