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Waves on the Sorrento Coast

Waves on the Sorrento Coast

70: Waves on the Sorrento Coast

Heinrich Reinhold
Gera 1788 - 1824 Rome

Private collection
Rights held by: Private collection

Schooled in drawing by his father and half-brother, Reinhold studied in Germany, Vienna, and Paris before settling in Rome. Along with his compatriots, Carl Wilhelm Götzloff and Carl Blechen, he was part of a group of notable German artists working in Italy who would have a great effect on German landscape painting. His training as an engraver and illustrator influenced his work considerably and is evident in both his unconventional approach to composition and his precise manner of drawing.

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
18 × 27 cm

Created: 1823

Section: Bodies of Water

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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