Carl Blechen (1798 Cottbus - 1840 Berlin)
At The Baltic Coast, around 1835
Oil on panel (nutwood), 82 x 192 mm
Sticker with printed inscription: "+ C. Blechen." Most likely cut
out of an auction-catalogue, dateable into the second half of 19th century.
Provenance: August Heinrich Sieberg (1875 Aachen - 1945 Jena).
Meteorologist and geophysicist. Since then in family property.
Expertise: Prof. Helmut Boersch - Supan (Berlin), dated August 31
In particular the extremely thin trees, that could not resist any
wind, prove, this is no study after nature. It is based on drawings
compiled in situ, as analogies of motives, for instance the willows,
and the conception of the landscape-setting in general, prove.
Literature on Carl Blechen:
Paul O. Rave, Carl Blechen, Berlin 1940