Carl Gustav Carus (German, Leipzig 1789–1869 Dresden)
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (13.7 x 19.4 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
[Hugo Perls, Berlin, not before 1923–probably no later than 1931]; Düppesahl, Bremen; [Bob Haboldt & Co., Inc., New York, until no later than 2001]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (by 2001–9)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Caspar David Friedrich: Moonwatchers," September 11–November 11, 2001, no. 11 (as "A Landscape at Sunset [Eine Landschaft bei Sonnenuntergang]," lent by a private collection).
New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994," September 27, 2002–January 19, 2003, not in catalogue.
New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," April 15–December 28, 2014, no catalogue.
Sabine Rewald. Caspar David Friedrich: Moonwatchers. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2001, pp. 46–47, no. 11, ill. (color), dates it about 1830; states that here the artist "approaches the spontaneity and naturalism of his [...] Dresden painter friend, Johan Christian Dahl"; locates the view near the river Elbe.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 107, no. 18, ill. (color), calls it "Landscape at Sunset" and dates it about 1830.