Both idealizing and longing for the land where he had become an artist, Ludwig Richter constantly drew on his memories of Italy during his time as a drawing teacher in Meißen. The poetic content of his works takes up important issues of the time: walking and resting, distance and closeness, which in Richter’s late Romantic painting was soon to assume a particularly intimate form.


  • Title: The Well in the Wood at Ariccia
  • Creator: Gustav Karl Ludwig Richter
  • Date Created: 1831
  • Physical Dimensions: w61.0 x h47.0 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Technique and material: Oil on canvas
  • Inv.-No.: A III 781
  • ISIL-No.: DE-MUS-815114
  • External link: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyrights: Text: © Prestel Verlag / Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: © b p k - Photo Agency / Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Andres Kilger
  • Collection: Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Artist biography: Gustav Karl Ludwig Richter was a German portrait painter. He received his formal training at the academy in Berlin under Eduard Holbein, was taught by Léon Cogniet in Paris and studied in Rome until 1849. In 1861 he travelled to Egypt, realizing a commission of King Maximilian II of Bavaria to depict the construction of pyramids. For King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia he created ""Raising of Jairus’ Daugther"" (1856) which became one of his most famous compositions. He is also known for his portraits, especially of women, including Queen Louise (1879), Empress Augusta (1878) and Princess Carolath (1872).
  • Artist Place of Death: Berlin, Germany
  • Artist Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany
  • Artist Dates: 1823-08-03/1884-04-03

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