CARUS, Carl Gustav
(b. 1789, Leipzig, d. 1869, Dresden)

Oaks at the Sea Shore

Oil on canvas, 118 x 163 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

After an initial training in drawing, from 1804 to 1810 Carus studied natural sciences, philosophy, and medicine at Leipzig University. Until 1814, he served as assistant doctor at the maternity clinic of the Triersche Stiftung in his home town, then received a professorship in obstetrics in Dresden. There, in 1817, he met Caspar David Friedrich, who would become a lifelong friend and lastingly influence Carus's landscape style.

Carus painted this landscape sixteen year after his trip to Rügen.

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