4 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR
Carl Gustav Carus (German, 1789-1869)
Phantasie aus der Alpenwelt. Adler, die auf einem Alpenhorn nisten
oil on canvas
20½ x 26¼ in. (52.1 x 66.7 cm.)
Painted in 1822
Galerie Caspari, Munich, by 1925.
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M. Prause, Verzeichnis der Gemälde von Carl Gustav Carus, Berlin, 1968, no. 132 (illustrated p. 118).
Ausstellungskatalog Dresden, 1822, no. 182.
Artistischen Notizenblatt, 1822, vol. xix, p. 76.
According to the Artistischen Notizenblatt (vol. xix, 1822), Carus concieved of this painting on a trip to the Alps, making sketches whilst staying at the Sennenhütte on St. Gotthard, Switzerland. A preparatory pencil study for this painting, probably made on this trip, titled Zwei Adler auf der Felsenspitze, is in the collection of the Kupferstichkabinett Dresden.
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Helmut Börsch-Supan for his help in the preparation of this catalogue entry.
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This present work has been authenticated by Prof.Helmut Boersch-Supan.
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