Mountain Country

August Bedřich Piepenhagen

August Bedřich Piepenhagen - Mountain Country
The starting point of Piepenhagen’s astonishingly rich landscape painting was the descriptive Empire matter-of-factness; then followed the influence of idyllic Neo-Classicism represented by Johann Heinrich Wuest and Salomon Gessner, whose work Piepenhagen saw during his stay in Switzerland and then indirectly in Prague, in František Xaver Procházka’s pastorals. Piepenhagen certainly continued along the lines of Dutch 17th-century landscape painting and the paintings of his friend, the Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter.
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measurements: height 69 cm
width 99 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 522
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism