L'Offerta (The Offering)

Wilhelm von Gloeden1902

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Von Gloeden left Germany and settled in a coastal town in Sicily, where he took up photography. His subjects were young native boys, whom he often photographed nude in classical compositions. Rather than reenact specific historical or literary scenes, von Gloeden mused nostalgically on the ancient Greek and Roman ancestry of his attractive models.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: L'Offerta (The Offering)
  • Creator: Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden
  • Date: 1902
  • Location Created: Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.4 x 16.8 cm (8 13/16 x 6 5/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XM.631.2
  • Markings: Markings: Wet stamp verso print at lower right: "W.v. Gloeden/ Kunstverlag/ Deponirt, 4 Oct, 1902/ Taormina, Sicilia".
  • Inscription: Secondary Inscription: Verso print at lower right, in blue crayon by unknown hand "1748a".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: German
  • Classification: Photographs