6 April 2000
Heinrich Brkel (German, 1802-1869)
Das Kirchlein von Hinterriss. Im Hintergrund das Wettersteingebirge
signed 'HBrkel.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18½ x 21 in. (47 x 53.3 cm.)
Painted in 1861-65
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Possibly L. von Buerkel, Heinrich Brkel. Ein Malerleben des Biedermeierzeit, Munich, 1940, no. 747.
H. P. Bhler and A. Kruckl, Heinrich Brkel mit Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Munich, 1989, no. 188, pp. 191 and 245 (illustrated).
The present work is a cappricio view. Hinterriss is not in fact close to the Wettersteingebirge.
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