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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Caspar David Friedrich, German (Greifswald 1774 - 1840 Dresden)
Landscape Studies
Work Type
June 24 1811
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white wove paper
35.8 x 25.9 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
[Galerie Kühl, Dresden, 1928]. [C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, 19 June 1937, no. 22]. [Karl & Faber, Munich, 28 November 1979, no. 34] to; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund, Louise Haskell Daly Fund and Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Caspar David Friedrich der Graphiker. Handzeichnungen und Radierungen., auct. cat. (Dresden, Germany, 1928), no. 85, repr.

Auktion 195: Neuere deutsche Handzeichnungen, alte, meist niederlandische Handzeichnungen, deutsche Graphik des 19. Jahrhunderts., auct. cat. (Leipzig, 1937), no. 22, repr. Taf. X

Sigrid Hinz, Caspar David Friedrich in Briefen und Bekenntnissen (Munich, 1968 and 1974), no. 573

Marianne Bernhard, Caspar David Friedrich. Das gesamte graphische Werk (Munich, 1974), repr. S. 548

Auktion 150: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen der Romantik, auct. cat. (Munich, 1979), no. 34, repr.

Tina Grütter, Melancholie und Abgrund. Die Bedeutung des Gesteins bei Caspar David Friedrich. Ein Beitrag zum Symboldenken der Frühromantik (Berlin, 1986), S. 112

Herrmann Zschoche, "Der Spezialfreund. Caspar David Friedrich und der Bildhauer Christian Gottlieb Kühn", Sächsische Heimatblätter (1988), 34, H. 2, S. 55-61, S. 56

Joseph Koerner, Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape, Reaktion Books (London, 1990), p. 189, fig. 102

Joseph Koerner, Caspar David Friedrich. Landschaft und Subjekt. Epochen der Deutschen Kunst. Vol. III: Romantik (Munich, 1998), S. 251, repr. S. 212, Abb. 129

William W. Robinson, Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), checklist no. 1

Herrmann Zschoche, Caspar David Friedrich im Harz (Dresden, 2000), S. 45, 48, repr. Abb. 21

Werner Busch, Caspar David Friedrich. Asthetik und Religion. (Munich, 2003), S. 82, Anm. 1, Anm. 3, S. 85, Anm. 7

Christina Grummt, Caspar David Friedrich: die Zeichnungen, das gesamte Werk, Verlag C.H. Beck (Munich, Germany, 2011), vol. II, cat. no. 641 pp. 621-622, repr.

Exhibition History

Caspar David Friedrich der Graphiker. Handzeichnungen und Radierungen., Kunstausstellung Heinrich Kühl, 12/01/1928 - 12/31/1928

19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981

From Mengs to Menzel: 19th-Century German Drawings, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/28/1981 - 12/22/1981

19th-Century Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/01/1983 - 10/09/1983

The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986

Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/04/1998 - 06/28/1998

Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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