REINHART, Johann Christian
(b. 1761, Hof, d. 1847, Roma)

The Invention of the Corinthian Capital by Callimachos

Oil on canvas, 96 x 135 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Callimachos was an architect and sculptor working in the second half of the 5th century BC in the manner established by Polyclitus. Callimachos is credited with inventing the Corinthian capital, which Roman architects erected into one of the Classical orders.

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