Fritz Petzholdt Danish

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Cervara’s distinctive silhouette made it an attractive subject for artists en route between Tivoli, Subiaco, and Olevano Romano, popular sketching destinations east of Rome. Petzholdt, the only pupil of Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg’s to devote himself entirely to landscape painting, visited the area in the summers between 1832 and 1835. In this work, he employed elements of picturesque composition that lead the eye into the view gradually. Despite such deliberateness the painting retains the character of a sketch, owing to its lack of finish.

Cervara, Fritz Petzholdt (Danish, Copenhagen 1805–1838 Patras), Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

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