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River Landscapes

$ 16,000
  • Description
    River landscape with fishermen beside an ancient ruin and hills in the background
    River landscape with a shepherd and his flock and a castle on a hill in the background

    A member of the fifth generation of artists from the von Bemmel family to work for the Nuremberg court, and an accomplished flutist, Georg-Christoph-Gottlieb II excelled in the execution of small-scale landscapes, painted in tempera on parchment. He also produced portraits in the miniaturist tradition of his father, Georg-Christoph-Gottlieb I, a painter of armorial bearings, historical scenes, landscapes and portraits. The younger Georg-Christoph-Gottlieb is also thought to have trained with his cousin, Karl-Sebastian, as well as with members of the Dietzsch family. Continuing in his family’s stylistic oeuvre, Georg-Christoph-Gottlieb II created distinctly Northern landscapes infused with an Italianate appreciation for symmetry and idealized settings, as well as the frequent use of Romain-inspired ruins. His fascination with ancient ruins was perhaps also inherited from his father, a student of Georg-Martin Preissler, who was known to have traveled to Italy and engraved the ancient statues of Rome.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Notes: the Kupferstichkabinett des Germanischen Museums in Nuremberg, signed GCG v. Bemel fec. The attribution was suggested by Dr. Bert W. Meijer.
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Tempera on parchment; ruled border in black tempera
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1765-1811
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 305348
  • Dimensions
    W. 9 in; H. 6.94 in;
    W. 22.86 cm; H. 17.63 cm;
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