FOHR, Carl Philipp
(b. 1795, Heidelberg, d. 1818, Roma)

Knight before the Charcoal Burner's Hut

Oil on canvas, 51 x 64 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Only five oil paintings by this artist are known, but the mastery evident in his small output indicates the career he would surely have had. Dark, deeply glowing colours and a feeling for landscapes elevated to the romantic ideal show his supreme ability in this painting as well.

It is very evident that the late medieval painting of the Danube school, and particularly the work of Adam Elsheimer, had a greater influence on him than studying at the Academy, which he had not greatly enjoyed.