The Cemetery at Pronoia near Nauplia

Carl Rottmann German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 806

In 1834, King Ludwig I of Bavaria commissioned a cycle of Greek landscapes from Rottmann that eventually numbered thirty-eight canvases (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich). This sketch is the most freely painted of some half a dozen studies for Pronoia (1846/47), which commemorates the burial place of Bavarian soldiers who helped vanquish the Ottoman Turks at nearby Nauplia in 1822, during the Greek War of Independence.

The Cemetery at Pronoia near Nauplia, Carl Rottmann (German, Handschuhsheim 1797–1850 Munich), Oil on canvas

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