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The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory
Landscape with a Tree in front of a Villa
View into the Courtyard of an Inn at Colmar
Study of the Nationaltheater, Berlin
View of Berlin with the Ephraim Palais at Left
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 807
Eduard Gaertner was the premier painter of the Berlin cityscape in the nineteenth century. This relatively intimate view of the Parochialstrasse, taken from the Jüdenstrasse, culminates in the the spire of the city's oldest church, the Nikolaikirche.
Inscription: Signed (lower left): E. Gaertner fec. 1831
private collection, Germany (until 1946; given to Kahn); Olga Kahn, California (1946–2005; sold December 2005 to Boerner); [C. G. Boerner, New York, 2005–6; sold to MMA]
Until the recent discovery of this picture, two other versions of the composition were known. The first, on wood, from the Märkische Museum, Berlin, was lost during World War II. The second, on canvas, is owned by the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
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