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Franz Pforr
 
 

Portrait by Johann Friedrich Overbeck, 1810.
 
 
Franz Pforr (5 April 1788 – 16 June 1812) was a painter of the German Nazarene movement.

He was born in Frankfurt am Main. He received his earliest training from his father, the painter Johann Georg Pforr (1745–98), and his uncle, the art professor and first inspector of the painting gallery in Kassel, Johann Heinrich Tischbein the younger (1742–1808). While studying at the Vienna academy, Pforr moved in 1810 to Rome in company of other students, including Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Ludwig Vogel and Johann Konrad Hottinger. Looking for lost spirituality in their art, they lived at the abandoned monastery of San Isidoro.

Pforr didn't have the chance to live long enough to see his art acknowledged. He died of tuberculosis in Albano Laziale, Rome at age 24.

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St George and the Dragon
c. 1811
Oil on wood, 28 x 21 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


 


The Entry of Emperor Rudolf of Habsburg into Basel
1809-10
Oil on canvas, 90 x 119 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


 


Shulamit and Mary
1810-11
Oil on panel, 34 x 32 cm
Private collection

 
 
 
 

Self-Portrait
 
 
 

Entrance of Emperor Rudolf into Basel in 1273
 
 
 

Nächtliche Heimkehr
 
 
 

Knights before a Charcoal Burner's Hut
 
 
 

DerFreundschaft
 
 
 

Raphael, Fra Angelico and Michelangelo over Rome
1810
Pencil on paper, 311 x 200 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt
 
 
 

 
 
 
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