(b. 1578, Frankfurt/Main, d. 1610, Roma)

Nymph Fleeing Satyrs

Oil on copper, 14 x 20 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

In this Giorgionesque scene by Elsheimer, some of Rotterhammer's (his master's) eroticism is still in evidence. However, while the nude may lack articulation, the landscape does not. This scene anticipated the art of Claude Lorrain and Guercino, bringing to the North a novel romantic freedom.