Anton Graff:
Painting "Frederik the Great, King of Prussia" (1781) in a frame

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Reproduction on canvas | Wedge frame | Solid wood framing | Format ca. 52 x 72 cm

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Anton Graff: Painting "Frederik the Great, King of Prussia" (1781) in a frame

Original: Oil on canvas, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin. Anton Graff (1736-1813) became in 1766 Court Painter of the Art Academy in Dresden. He painted the portraits of the personalities of his time, among others Schiller, Lessing and Kleist. His most famous work was his 1781 portrait of Frederik the Great, the 68-year old king.

 

Art reproduction on canvas with hand-finished surface texture. Stretched on a wedge frame in exquisite solid wood framing. Format ca. 52 x 72 cm.

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The term for the art movements that refer to ancient, mostly Greek models.

According to the current understanding, classicism is the epoch between 1750 and 1840 when the late Baroque was gradually replaced by the classically-orientated art. The great explorations of Greek art and architecture at that time awakened a true enthusiasm for antique models. The Glyptothek in Munich, the Panthéon in Paris, The New Guard House (Neue Wache) and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin are just a few examples of the revived classical style.

IThe leaders of the statuary art were such artists as Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen, in Germany Johann Gottfried Schadow and Christian Daniel Rauch.

In painting, the outstanding representatives of this style are Jaques-Louis David or J.A.D. Ingres.

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