Bernhard Rode
Bernhard Rode (25 July 1725 - died 28 June 1797) was a Prussian artist and engraver well-known for portraying historical scenes and allegorical works. He knew most of the central figures in the Berlin Enlightenment as Friedrich Nicolai and Gotthold Lessing, and the philosophical and political discussions of the Berlin Philosophs informed much of the subject matter of his artistic work. His paintings include several works depicting, in various guises, the King of Prussia Frederick the Great, who ruled the Prussia during much of Rode's lifetime. Rode was director of the Berlin Academy of the Arts from 1783 until his death in 1797. Rode was the son of a goldsmith Christian Bernhard Rode and his wife, Anna Sophie. The copper engraver Johann Heinrich Rode and the sculptor Philipp Rode were his brothers. He received his earliest artistic training from his father and his earliest training in drawing from a painter, N. Meller. His four-year education at the studio of the court painter Antoine Pesne, an influential painter in Berlin and Brandenburg, was important to his professional development. During his apprenticeship, he learned to paint portraits. In 1748, Rode began a study trip of several years. He spent 18 months in the studio of Jean Restout and Charles Andre van Loo (sometimes known as Carle van Loo or Vanloo). He became acquainted with Jean-Baptiste Deshayes and developed his talent and interest in the medium of history painting. In Venice and Rome, he studied the old masters. In 1755 or 1756, he returned to Berlin, and he married Sophie Luise, but the earliest years of their marriage remained childless.

 

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Bernhard Rode Frederick the Great and the Combat Medic, oil painting   

Painting ID::  71976
Bernhard Rode
Frederick the Great and the Combat Medic,
Frederick the Great and the Combat Medic, oil painting (ca. 1793-95) by en:Bernhard Rode. "In the 1778 campaign, the king once had his blood let. On the same day there was a cannonade with the enemy which grew so strong that the king found it necessary to ride out himself. The movement caused his vein to open up. The king dismounted from his horse and had his vein bound up by a company medic who was there by chance. A cannonball hit next to him; the medic was startled and trembling; the king, smiling, said to those around them: 'He must not have seen many cannonballs up to now.'" (Text from the catalog of the 1795 exhibition of the Berlin Art Academy, No. 10)

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Friedrich der Grosse und der Feldscher oil painting   

Painting ID::  73390
Bernhard Rode
Friedrich der Grosse und der Feldscher
(um 1793-95) von Bernhard Rode. „In dem Feldzuge 1778 cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Self-portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  79072
Bernhard Rode
Self-portrait
1786(1786) Oil on canvas 46.8 x 36.8 cm (18.4 x 14.5 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Portrait of the Artist with his Family oil painting   

Painting ID::  79182
Bernhard Rode
Portrait of the Artist with his Family
ca. 1745(1745) Oil on canvas 66 x 91.5 cm (26 x 36 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Self portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  82155
Bernhard Rode
Self portrait
1786(1786) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 46.8 x 36.8 cm (18.4 x 14.5 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Portrait of the Artist with his Family oil painting   

Painting ID::  82277
Bernhard Rode
Portrait of the Artist with his Family
ca. 1745(1745) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 66 x 91.5 cm (26 x 36 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Portrait of a young woman with cap oil painting   

Painting ID::  82801
Bernhard Rode
Portrait of a young woman with cap
ca. 1750(1750) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 40 x 31 cm (15.7 x 12.2 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Daphnis bring seine Phyllis vor seinen Vater oil painting   

Painting ID::  85084
Bernhard Rode
Daphnis bring seine Phyllis vor seinen Vater
Date 1771/72 Medium Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Bernhard Rode Baccantin oil painting   

Painting ID::  93915
Bernhard Rode
Baccantin
1785(1785) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions Deutsch: 218 x 109 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

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Bernhard Rode
Bernhard Rode (25 July 1725 - died 28 June 1797) was a Prussian artist and engraver well-known for portraying historical scenes and allegorical works. He knew most of the central figures in the Berlin Enlightenment as Friedrich Nicolai and Gotthold Lessing, and the philosophical and political discussions of the Berlin Philosophs informed much of the subject matter of his artistic work. His paintings include several works depicting, in various guises, the King of Prussia Frederick the Great, who ruled the Prussia during much of Rode's lifetime. Rode was director of the Berlin Academy of the Arts from 1783 until his death in 1797. Rode was the son of a goldsmith Christian Bernhard Rode and his wife, Anna Sophie. The copper engraver Johann Heinrich Rode and the sculptor Philipp Rode were his brothers. He received his earliest artistic training from his father and his earliest training in drawing from a painter, N. Meller. His four-year education at the studio of the court painter Antoine Pesne, an influential painter in Berlin and Brandenburg, was important to his professional development. During his apprenticeship, he learned to paint portraits. In 1748, Rode began a study trip of several years. He spent 18 months in the studio of Jean Restout and Charles Andre van Loo (sometimes known as Carle van Loo or Vanloo). He became acquainted with Jean-Baptiste Deshayes and developed his talent and interest in the medium of history painting. In Venice and Rome, he studied the old masters. In 1755 or 1756, he returned to Berlin, and he married Sophie Luise, but the earliest years of their marriage remained childless.