GOETHE IN ROME
Goethe spent much of his Italian trip in Rome and in the company of a number of German writers and artists who worked there at that time. This reconstruction of him working is based on a contemporary sketch by his friend the German artist J H Tischbein.
"I am sitting in the anteroom, near the chimney: and the warmth of a fire, for once well fed, gives me courage to commence a fresh sheet; for it is indeed a glorious thing to be able with our newest thoughts to reach into the distance, and by words to convey thither an idea of our immediate state and circumstances."
Rome February 16th 1787