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Goethe in Campagna (1787) by Tischbein, a German painter who spent many years in Italy. This is arguably Goethe's most famous portrait. At bottom is his garden in Weimar.
He lived in the house for 50 years, from 1782 till his death in 1832 and it is now the Goethe National Museum (link). Photo: Andreas Trepte, Marburg.