Caffè Greco. Carl Philipp Fohr (1795–1818). 1818. Pencil sketch. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main. Kupferstichkabinett. Source: www.hellenicaworld.com. Click on image to enlarge it.
According to a beautiful Italian website dedicated to the café (see below), was one of the few cafés or caffès in Rome where smoking was allowed throughout the premises and not restricted to one small table, and that is why the German exiles — nearly all artists and writers — flocked there.
Details and related material
- Anton Koch and the poet Friedrich Rückert can both be seen smoking pipes in group at left
- Overbeck playing chess with Veit in group on right; Rehbenitz and Cornelius also appear
- A website (in Italian) about Caffè Greco
This drawing is Figure 67 in Lionel Gossman’s Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century — George P. Landow
Gossman, Lionel. Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century. Victorian Web [Complete text in the Victorian Web].
Last modified 30 September 2016