Zusammenfassung / Abstract
„Ferdinand Pettrich (1798–1872): Neoclassical drawings on the Book of Genesis“ – Since the 2013 exhibition in Dresden presented the portrayals of Native Americans, the sculptor Ferdinand Pettrich became known to a broader public. This essay publishes a hitherto unknown cycle of nineteen drawings, kept in the Archive of Campo Santo Teutonico in Rome, depicting stories of the Book of Genesis. The drawings are executed in a late neoclassical style, most likely between 1857 and 1872. They bear witness to the artist`s interest of Raphael`s frescoes in the Vatican loggias and can be related to a similar bible project pursued by the Nazarene movement.