Ruins of a Castle

A work made of lithograph with olive-green tint stone, heightened with white gouache, on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph with olive-green tint stone, heightened with white gouache, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1825/27

Artist:

Carl Blechen
German, 1798-1840

About this artwork

A former banker who trained at the Berlin Arts Academy, Carl Blechen also used his flair for the dramatic as a set designer for theatrical productions. Ruins of a Castle is among the three etchings and 14 lithographs produced by the artist featuring romantic subjects such as ruins, hermits, and pilgrims in darkly evocative landscapes. These works demonstrate the continuing influence on Blechen of Caspar David Friedrich, who staged the natural world as a form of religious allegory.

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Artist

Carl Blechen

Title

Ruins of a Castle

Origin

Germany

Date

1825–1827

Medium

Lithograph with olive-green tint stone, heightened with white gouache, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

154 x 218 mm (image); 257 x 350 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.342

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