The Reinhart gallery probably shows the most paintings, apart from the new Pinakothek in Munich, by Johann Christian Reinhart (1761 – 1847), who belongs to the Roman-German painters. The artist was born on 24th January 1761 as son of a deacon in Hof.
A great son of the town
Johann Christian Reinhart – a German landscape painter in Rome:
Paintings of Hof’s art collection are shown in the exhibition space. 60 of the 180 works are permanently exhibited in the historic environment, special exhibitions are planned.
The exhibited works are mainly etchings in different formats that Reinhart completed in Rome. The emphasis is on about 30 pieces that show drawings of animals and drawings of landscapes that feature animals.
The ranges of his landscape forms and his excellent artistic quality make Reinhart one of the most important landscape painters in the 18th century.
Reinhart’s works are exhibited among others in the Bavarian State Picture Collection in Munich, in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen, in the State Art Gallery in Karlsruhe and in the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.
View from the city hall tower
The view from the city hall tower is worth-while the climb of the 152 steps. At a height of 32 m one has a wonderful view of the city.
The tower is accessible in the summer months during the opening hours of the tourist information. There you can also get the key.