A Waterfall in a Forest at Langhennersdorf

Christoph Nathe German

Not on view

Considered a precursor to the German Romanticists, Nathe composed this drawing to immerse the viewer in a dramatic landscape. The trees extend above the upper edge of the paper and the low vantage point affords only the slightest view of the top of the ravine, creating a feeling of solitude. The vertical format of the sheet emphasizes the downward rush of water.

A Waterfall in a Forest at Langhennersdorf, Christoph Nathe (German, Nieder-Bielau 1753–1806 Schadewalde), Brush and brown ink, watercolor, gouache, over a sketch in graphite

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