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The Rhine at Remagen

Artist:
Vilhelm Petersen (Danish, Copenhagen 1812–1880 Copenhagen)
Date:
1850
Medium:
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
4 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (12.4 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.400.93
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (lower right): Remagen 7 Juli [...] Vinduet
the artist's family; [Galerie Jean-François Heim, Paris]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
Maastricht. Jean-François Heim at the European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht. "Tableaux, dessins, sculptures anciens et XIXe," March 7–17, 2002, unnumbered cat. (as "Study of a river bank, rose").

Paris. Galerie Jean-François Heim. "Tableaux, dessins, sculptures anciens et XIXe," March 21–April 26, 2002, unnumbered cat. (as "Study of a river bank, rose").

Mona Christensen and Jan Faye. Vilhelm Petersen—en glemt guldaldermaler. Helsingør, 1990, p. 58, no. 169, record an inscription in pencil on the back of the canvas (now covered by relining): Fra mit Windue i Værtshuset i Rehmagen 7 Juli 1850.

Tableaux, dessins, sculptures anciens et XIXe. Exh. cat., Jean-François Heim at the European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht. Paris, 2002, pp. 52–53, ill. (color).

Ann Hoenigswald. "Manipulating Paint: The Shorthand of Plein-Air Technique." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 20, fig. 20 (color detail), describes how the "entire process of painting the boat was completed by the elimination of paint".

Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 138, no. 109, ill. (color), calls it "The Rhine at Remagen" and dates it 1850.

Jean-François Heim and Niels Vodder. L'Âge d'Or de la peinture danoise / The Golden Age of Danish Painting. Exh. cat., Jean-François Heim. Paris, 2013, p. 24, mentions it as one of three pictures painted in July 1850 that depict the same view as the artist's "Rhine Valley to Rehmagen, Seen from my Window," also of 1850, though this view differs from that one considerably.



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