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Posilipo, Looking towards Naples
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Posilipo, Looking towards Naples


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description After studying at the Düsseldorf Academy and then with his brother, Andreas, Oswald Achenbach traveled through Germany, Switzerland, and particularly Italy, refining his abilities as a landscape artist. Drawing directly from nature, he played an important part in the spread of realist landscape painting in Germany.
Exhibitions
  • A Supple Brush: The Flowering of Continental Watercolors. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Artists as Travellers. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Italian Vistas: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992-1993.
  • A Medley of German Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: OW Achenbach
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1827-1905
Medium
watercolor on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.961
Measurements
H: 10 x W: 16 1/4 in. (25.4 x 41.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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