SCHINKEL, Karl Friedrich
(b. 1781, Neuruppin, d. 1841, Berlin)

Gothic Cathedral with Imperial Palace

1815
Oil on canvas, 94 x 140 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Schinkel's first exposure to the Gothic world came with a Rhine journey which included Cologne and Brabant. The painter's Gothic Cathedral with Imperial Palace suggests a nostalgic souvenir, intensified by the celestial arc's presence.




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