Study of a Tree; verso: Study of Houses

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme German

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A leading artist of his generation, Oehme here depicts a mighty oak, a tree long associated with German national identity and especially embraced by artists of the Romantic period. As indicated in the inscription, this detailed study of the weathered bark and exposed roots was made from life on October 3, 1832. By focusing on the monumental trunk instead of its towering crown, Oehme created an image of quiet force.

Study of a Tree; verso: Study of Houses, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (German, Dresden 1797–1855 Dresden), Graphite

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