OVERBECK, Friedrich
(b. 1789, Lübeck, d. 1869, Roma)

The Siege of Jerusalem

Casino Massimo, Rome

The painter of this fresco was inspired by Domenichino's paintings in Grottaferrata which had just been restored and a number of Germans sojourning in Rome expressed admiration for them after visiting the monastery at Grottaferrata on walks into the Roman countryside.