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GOETHE IN THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA
by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
1787, 164 x 206 cm

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This Tischbein (15 Feb 1751 – 26 June 1829) is the best-known of a German family that included more than twenty artists in three generations. He was most important for his engravings of classical antiquities, but is now remembered solely for this famous portrait of Goethe. Tischbein was Goethe's friend and he is usually called ‘Goethe Tischbein’.