View of the Residence of Archduke Johann in Gastein Hot Springs

Object Details

Title:

View of the Residence of Archduke Johann in Gastein Hot Springs

Artist/Maker:

Thomas Ender (Austrian, 1793 - 1875)

Culture:

Austrian

Place:

Austria, Europe (Place created)

Date:

about 1829–1832

Medium:

Watercolor over graphite

Object Number:

2009.30

Dimensions:

19 × 28.5 cm (7 1/2 × 11 1/4 in.)

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Painter to Archduke Johann (1782 - 1859)--brother of the Austrian emperor--Thomas Ender was commissioned to execute watercolors of the spectacular topography of the Austrian Alps. In this view of a mountain resort near Salzburg, the artist demonstrated a command of spatial expanse combined with effects of meticulous diminution. He delicately rendered the sublime geological elements of the Alpine landscape.

With radiant images such as this one, Ender played a significant role in creating a sense of Austrian cultural identity in the decades following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806.

Exhibitions
Spirit of an Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770-1900 (March 29 to June 19, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 29 to June 19, 2011
Zeitgeist: Art from the Germanic World, 1800-1900 (February 10 to May 17, 2015)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 10 to May 17, 2015