Friedrich Nerly, 1844 - Buffaloes dragging a block of marble - fine art print

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Original information about the artwork by the museum's website (© - by Thorvaldsens Museum -

The following inscription has been hewn into the block: “XXIII Thorwaldsen Roma”. With this Roman numeral, Nerly has possibly intended to refer to the year, 1823, when Thorvaldsen was given the greatest commission of his life, the sepulchral monument to Pius VII. So it is tempting to imagine that the block of marble was intended for this work. The picture marks a stage in the marble’s long, difficult journey from the quarry to St Peter’s – from natural shape to artistic form. Nerly was born at Erfurt and lived in Rome from 1828. The first version of the motif from 1831 – the year in which the papal monument was unveiled – led to something of a breakthrough for Nerly, and he later produced several replicas. Thorvaldsen’s version is a slightly smaller replica. Nerly set out to return to his native Germany in 1835. However, he laid his route through Venice and became so fascinated by the city that he remained there for the rest of his life.

The product

"Buffaloes dragging a block of marble" is a work of art by the male German artist Friedrich Nerly. The original of the artwork had the following size - 74,5 x 99,4 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the European artist as the medium of the masterpiece. This piece of art is in the the collection of Thorvaldsens Museum. With courtesy of: Friedrich Nerly, Buffaloes dragging a block of marble, 1844, Thorvaldsens Museum, (public domain license).: . Besides this, the alignment is landscape with a side ratio of 4 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% longer than the width. Friedrich Nerly was a painter, whose artistic style can mainly be classified as Romanticism. The Romanticist artist lived for a total of 71 years, born in 1807 and deceased in the year 1878.

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  • Poster print on canvas material: The poster is a printed canvas with a slightly rough texture on the surface. It is optimally suited for framing the fine art print with the help of a custom-made frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin between 2-6cm around the artwork to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
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Artist table

Artist name: Friedrich Nerly
Aliases: Nerly Federico, nerly federigo, Federigo Nerly, Nehrlich Fritz, Nehrlich Friedrich, Nerlich Federico, nerly f., nerly, Nerly Fritz, friedr. nerly, nerli. f., Nerly Friedrich, Nerly Friedrich I, Nehrlich Christian Friedrich, Nerly Christian Friedrich, f. nerly, Christian Friedrich Nerly, Nehrlich Federico, Nerly Friedrich von, friedr. nehrlich, nerly fr., Friedrich Nerly, f. nerli, Nehrlich Friedrich I, Nerlich Christian Friedrich, Nerlich Fritz, nerli f.
Gender: male
Nationality: German
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country of the artist: Germany
Artist category: modern artist
Styles: Romanticism
Age at death: 71 years
Born in the year: 1807
Died in the year: 1878

Work of art specs

Artwork name: "Buffaloes dragging a block of marble"
Classification: painting
General term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Created in the year: 1844
Approximate age of artwork: more than 170 years old
Original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 74,5 x 99,4 cm
Museum / collection: Thorvaldsens Museum
Location of museum: Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum website:
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: Friedrich Nerly, Buffaloes dragging a block of marble, 1844, Thorvaldsens Museum,

Product information

Print prodct: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: digital printing
Product Origin: German-made
Type of stock: on demand
Intended usage: wall picture, home design
Artwork orientation: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: (length : width) 4 : 3
Meaning: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available reproduction fabrics: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Dibond print (alumnium material) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Art print framing: no frame

Important information: We try to depict our art products as precisely as possible and to showcase them visually. Nevertheless, the tone of the printing material and the printing can vary marginally from the presentation on the device's monitor. Depending on your settings of your screen and the quality of the surface, not all color pigments will be printed 100% realistically. Bearing in mind that all the art reproductions are processed and printed manually, there might as well be minor differences in the size and exact position of the motif.

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