KOCH, Joseph Anton
(b. 1768, Obergibeln, d. 1839, Roma)
Heroic Landscape with Rainbow1824
Oil on canvas, 109 x 96 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This signed and dated painting is the fourth and final version of a composition he first painted in 1805. Koch renewed the genre of the heroic landscape, which had been established by the seventeenth-century French masters Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin.