W v Schadow [facsimile signature.]WS [: above the image.]
Lithograph on india. Sheet 485 x 381mm. 19¼ x 15".z
Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1789-1862) was a German Romantic painter. He started his life as a soldier before travelling to Rome with his brother where he was amongst the most prominent painters of the Nazarene movement. In 1819 he was appointed professor in the prestigious Berlin Academy of the Arts, and by 1826 he was made director of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts, which he reoriented towards the production of Christian art that he experienced in Rome. He was responsible for establishing the Düsseldorf school of painting, which was characterised by finely detailed landscapes, somewhat fanciful, and often with religious or allegorical storylines.
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