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The Norwegian artist Dahl befriended the great romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich while in Dresden. The German artist exerted an enduring influence on him. This beautiful, small painting – a new acquisition – is clearly indebted to Friedrich: a panorama of a mountain landscape at night, under a clouded sky with a full moon, with a solitary figure in the foreground, viewed from behind. The viewer instinctively identifies with the figure.

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Title Moonlit Landscape
Material and technique Oil on paper on cardboard
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 18.1 cm
Width 24.6 cm
Artists Schilder: Johan Christian Dahl
Accession number 4231 (OK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: BankGiro Loterij 2017
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 2017
Age artist About 35 years old
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)

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Johan Christian Dahl

Bergen 1788 - Dresden 1857

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