Coimbra Exhibition

Portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

CreatorFranz Gerhard von Kügelgen
Place of OriginWeimar; Dresden
DescriptionThe series of portraits of outstanding figures in German literature - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Gottfried Herder, Christoph Martin Wieland, and Friedrich Schiller - were completed by Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen (1772-1820) in 1808-1809. The first three portraits, bought for the University of Tartu on the initiative of Professor Karl Morgenstern in 1824, belong among the most noteworthy artworks held by the University of Tartu to this day.
Tagspainting| Goethe| Kügelgen
Dimensions725 mm x 635 mm
Material/Mediumoil; canvas
CategoryThe Arts
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Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder©University of Tartu
Photographic CreditsAndres Tennus
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