Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Johann Gottfried von Herder
Copied from the Portrait of Johann Gottfried von Herder created by Johann Friedrich Bierlein, graphite on parchment covered by a white ground. It resides in the Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery. Johann Gottfried von Herder was a famed writer residing in Weimar at the time of the portrait. My version is 5x7 inches, orginal is 8x5inches. If you are wondering why all the portraits, I'm trying to assemble a cast to put in a larger drawing.. wait and see!