Room 13

Inside German Romanticism

Romantics Suite with portraits of the
King and Queen of Prussia by Nikolaus Lauer


Around 1800 the generation of Romantics begins to influence literary life in Germany, giving rise to an invigorating interplay with Classicism. A nucleus of Early Romanticism is formed in Jena by brothers Friedrich and August Wilhelm Schlegel with Ludwig Tieck (C. C. Vogel von Vogelstein: "David d'Angers modelling the bust of Tieck"; see the Goethe Museum start page ). Other important centres are Heidelberg (G. A. Wallis: "Heidelberg Castle under a Double Rainbow") and Berlin, where Princess Luise of Prussia is a leading light.


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