(b. 1794, Leipzig, d. 1872, Dresden)

The View of the Archpriest in Olevano

Sepia, pen,230 x 305 mm
Albertinum, Dresden

Schnorr was considered the best draughtsman of the Brotherhood of St. Luke. Like no other artist, he knew how to exploit the potential of the sepia technique. He drew in pen over pencil before applying wash with a brush. His works are characterized by dark and illuminated sections, dynamic sketching within the contours of objects and gently curving contours of line, as in this picture.