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1811 Frankfurt 1893

With his atmospherically charged depictions of Italian coastal landscapes, Carl Morgenstern successfully established himself as an important landscape painter of the 19th century. A scion of the Frankfurt Morgenstern family of painters, he grew up under the artistic influence of his father, Johann Friedrich Morgenstern (1777–1844), and initially adopted the latter's classicist drive to harmonise the imperfections of natural phenomena. From 1832 he entered the circle of the Munich painter Carl Rottmann (1797–1850), whose penchant for Romanticism and his use of light had a lasting influence on Carl Morgenstern. Between 1834 and 1837 he travelled to the most picturesque locations in Italy and returned with a considerable collection of drawings and oil studies, which he transformed into various painted compositions, thus establishing his fame as a Frankfurt painter of Italian scenes.

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