Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
A Hunter Resting in the Grotto at Cervaro
Johann Christian Reinhart, German, 1761 - 1847
Currently not on view
|The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985|
LabelAround 1810 Johann Christian Reinhart discovered the grotto of Cervaro while out hunting in the countryside near Rome. Soon afterward the cavernous interior of the grotto became the setting for a rowdy annual spring festival held by German artists in Rome, at which they sang comical songs, gave grandiose speeches, and awarded each other mock titles.