PLATZER, Johann Georg
(b. 1704, St Paul in Eppan, d. 1761, St Michael in Eppan)

Destruction by Titus of the Temple of Herod in Jerusalem

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Oil on copper, 64 x 96 cm
Private collection

The relatively large pair of paintings on copper, the Dedication of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem and the Destruction by Titus of the Temple of Herod in Jerusalem may well be considered Johann Georg Platzer's masterpiece and greatest artistic achievement. In them the artist makes plain his extraordinary skill and dexterity in creating complicated yet minutely rendered compositions on copper.




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