1827 Düsseldorf 1905
Oswald Achenbach was one of the most significant landscape painters of the 19th century in Europe and, like his older brother Andreas Achenbach (1815–1901), is regarded as one of the most important representatives of the Düsseldorf School of Painting.
He entered the Düsseldorf art academy when he was just 8 years old. He received national and international recognition early on, which brought him social advancement, financial security, and artistic esteem far beyond the borders of Germany.
The subject which dominated Oswald Achenbach's life's work was the Italian landscape. As early as 1861/62 the newspaper Düsseldorfer Zeitung wrote 'Oswald Achenbach is the true painter of Italy'. Achenbach's fascination with Italy stemmed from the numerous trips he made there, which provided him with a source of inspiration and a repertoire of motifs. His yearning for Italy reflected a nostalgia-driven longing that was widespread in Germany in the 18th and 19th centuries in the wake of the 'Grand Tour'.
Works by this artist from our auctionsFollowing are some examples of works by this artist from our past and future auctions.
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CHF 18 000 / 25 000 | (€ 18 560 / 25 770)
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Circle of ACHENBACH, OSWALD (1827 Düsseldorf 1905) Isola Bella in the moonlight. Oil on canvas. Barely legible signature lower right. 67.5 x 138 cm.
CHF 4 000 / 6 000 | (€ 4 120 / 6 190)
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