The Cleveland Museum of Art recently announced the acquisition of Johann König’s The Resurrection of Christ. The work was painted in Augsburg in 1622, the same year that König was elected dean of the city’s painters’ guild. The 17th-century German artist Johann König is known for small, vividly colored cabinet paintings of historical or mythological scenes on copper or vellum.
The museum plans to use the acquisition as a catalyst to develop their collection of Germanic Baroque art. The Resurrection of Christ by Johann König will be shown in the upcoming exhibition Recent Acquisitions, 2014–2017 opening in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery in March 2018.