About This Artwork

Caspar David Friedrich
German, 1774-1840

Woman with Spider's Web Between Bare Trees, 1803

Woodcut on ivory wove paper
170 x 120 mm (image/block); 260 x 193 mm (sheet)

Alfred E. Hamill Collection, 1955.1031

Friedrich was one of the central figures of German romanticism. In the historical and nationalist spirit of the era, he turned back to early German print­making as a model for the use of the woodcut medium as an independent art form. These wood­cuts reflect the romantic interest in nature and time.

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