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View of the Palm House on the Peacock-Island

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory japanese paper, laid down on ivory wove paper (chine collé).
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory japanese paper, laid down on ivory wove paper (chine collé).

Date:

c. 1844

Artist:

Friedrich Julius Tempeltei (German, 1802-1870)
after Carl Blechen (German, 1798-1840)

About this artwork

Exuding botanical lushness and concealing romanticized Asiatic women, this lithograph is a close copy of the Art Institute’s Carl Blechen painting on view nearby in gallery 221. The print and painting exhibit the collection of valuable palm trees acquired in 1830 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and housed in a structure designed by visionary architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel to incorporate fragments of an Indian temple. The building, located on the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace on Peacock Island, near Berlin, burned down in 1880.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Friedrich Julius Tempeltei

Title

View of the Palm House on the Peacock-Island

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1839–1849

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory Japanese paper, laid down on ivory wove paper (chine collé)

Dimensions

Image/primary support: 42.9 × 38.1 cm (16 15/16 × 15 in.); Secondary support: 71.8 × 54.8 cm (28 5/16 × 21 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Print and Drawing Fund; William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2011.36

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