DEPPE, Ludwig
(active c. 1820 in Berlin)

Houses at a Millrace

Oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm
Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

Ludwig Deppe was a professional secretary who is known from only two signed paintings of 1820. A number of fine early-nineteenth-century views of Berlin were lost in World War II, but one of the best remaining is by Ludwig Deppe. His Houses at a Millrace, like so many eighteenth-century vedute, with its prismatic realism, suggests the use of a camera obscura.