Italienische Majolika Aus Goethes Besitz : Bestandskatalog Der Klassik Stiftung Weimar Hardback
'Serene pleasure' was what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe felt with regard to his collection of Italian majolica, tin-glazed earthenware, painted with vibrant high-fire colours and reflecting biblical, mythological and historical themes.
Therefore his extensive art collections include a total of 97 majolicas, which have been kept at his former home at Frauenplan in Weimar until today.
After the first unpublished compilation of the collection in 1958, this publication provides the first comprehensive art historical study of the individual objects, based on the most recent research findings.
Furthermore, it details the provenance of the majolica that Goethe purchased between c. 1800 and 1830, especially from Nuremberg. The relations between Venice and the southern German trade centres play an important role here, opening up new insights into the majolica trade.
Text in German.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 360 pages, 220 Colour
- Publisher: Arnoldsche
- Publication Date: 01/09/2014
- Category: Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
- ISBN: 9783897903869