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BERNHARD AUGUST VON LINDENAU’S COLLECTION OF EARLY ITALIAN PANEL PAINTINGS

 

Julia M. Nauhaus

 

 

This article discusses the Lindenau Museum and its collections, with a particular focus on the early Italian panel paintings. After first considering the life and work of Bernhard August von Lindenau, there follows an outline of the history of the collection and the acquisition of works in the mid-nineteenth century. This will provide an overview of the authors of the panel paintings, the sources of the works, and, where possible, their provenance. In conclusion, the article considers just how far the collections achieved Lindenau’s goal of providing a legacy of art historical value and interest.