Christian Ernst Bernhard Morgenstern
Hamburg 1805 - 1867 Munich
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Born the son of a portrait painter and miniaturist, Morgenstern trained as an apprentice in a graphic workshop that catered to the tourist industry’s desire for panoramic prints. His journeys led him through Germany; Russia; Norway; Italy; and Denmark, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 1842, he became a member of the Academy in Munich and settled there permanently, meeting, among others, Frederik Rohde. Highly regarded in his lifetime, he is considered one of the pioneers of realism in 19th-century German painting.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper
28 × 36.4 cm
This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century