KERSTING, Georg Friedrich
(b. 1785, Güstrow, d. 1847, Meissen)

Caspar David Friedrich in his Studio

Oil on canvas, 54 x 42 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Kersting, the friend of the painter Friedrich, portrayed the pensive artist in his bare studio several times.

Friedrich was known for his visionary imagination, which Kersting emphasized by depicting him at work in a studio cut off from the external world.

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