Landscape with Rocks in a River (near Kronau?)

Eduard Peithner von Lichtenfels Austrian

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In this rapidly drawn sheet, von Lichtenfels, a landscape specialist who taught the genre at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, renders a riverscape as a dazzling pattern of line, color, and light. Gray shadows contrast with the warm tones of yellow and orange. Rather than apply pigment to the river, the artist focuses on the shadows cast on and by the rocks that breach its surface. In an inscription a previous owner identified this view as a site near the town of Kronau in southwestern Germany.

Landscape with Rocks in a River (near Kronau?), Eduard Peithner von Lichtenfels (Austrian, Vienna 1833–1913 Berlin), Pen and black ink, and watercolor

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