Krüger, Carl (Joh. Hch. Karl, Salzwedel 1812 – Arendsee 1880). Winter Landscape. (Pollarded) Willow stock at small water in wide plain landscape. On the left solitary small figurine, on the right arched bridge. In the air various small-seen flights of birds. Pen with grey wash with essential inclusion of paper tone and hatching of free space. Inscribed lower center with brush: C Krüger Fec. 9⅜ × 15⅞ in (239 × 402 mm).
Supposedly Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jhdts. (1891 ff.) I/2, 33; Nagler, Künstler-Lexicon, VII (1839), 185; Thieme-Becker XXI (1927), 389 f. – On light cardboard. – Verso by earlier hand in pencil in German: Johann Heinrich Karl Krüger / b. in Salzwedel / pupil of Blechen.
Supposedly Otto Böhme (†1874), Dresden
Collection Strähnz, Leipsic
with its stamp on the back
Supposedly the Winter Landscape from the 6-sheet set of landscape pen drawings Boetticher 33 also mentioned by Thieme-Becker at then Otto Böhme and then with this
exhibited at the Dresden Watercolor Saloon 1877 .
Krüger “Was pupil of the Berlin Academy under K(arl) Blechen (drawing and landscape painting) and L. Buchhorn (etching). Acted 1838/40 for the ill Blechen in the lectureship at the academy. 1841/43 study trip to Italy. 1850/72 domiciled in Dresden, later in Arendsee. Painted wood and village landscapes (mostly with human or animal accessories) whose motifs he usually took from the Harz Mountains or the March. In older Berlin collections paintings by him occurred frequently … Further emphasized shall be … 6 pen drawings with landscape motifs were in the former Coll. Otto Böhme (†1874). K. was represented 1828-48 on the Berlin and 1860-71 on the Dresden academic art exhibitions … Etchings after landscapes by Wahle, Schinkel, Loutherbourg, and Dujardin (Boett. also Jacob van Ruisdael) …” (Thieme-Becker).
Notable the ultimate missing of said accessories in present work edged by line of wash, whose quite special charm determined by great, however bright silence reminds of Blechen, but also C. D. Friedrich and calls Nagler’s connoisseurship into the witness stand, who attested the then just 27-year-old – who exhibited famously already since being 16 years old, see above – (to be)
“ a now living young brilliant artist
… 1836 one could already hope of this artist that he would come to great accomplishment. Already then he moved with great independence”.
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