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Johan Christian Dahl

Landscape by the River Elbe (Sauer ved Elven)

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Johan Christian Dahl

Johan Christian Dahl

Landscape by the River Elbe (Sauer ved Elven)

Landscape by the River Elbe (Sauer ved Elven)

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Johan Christian Dahl

Norwegian

1788-1857

Landscape by the River Elbe (Sauer ved Elven)


signed and dated Dahl 1824 lower left

oil on paper laid on canvas

Unframed: 36 by 43.5cm., 14½ by 17in.

Framed: 54.5 by 62cm., 21½ by 24½in.

Oil on paper laid on canvas (relined). Under ultra-violet light the old varnish fluoresces unevenly and opaquely in some areas, making the surface difficult to read; a small retouching is visible to the upper-right of the ship's sail. There is a small c. 3cm vertical repaired tear in the sheet to the right of the upper edge, a light diagonal old abrasion to the right of this, and some other possible peripheral repairs. This work presents well overall and is ready to hang.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Johan Schweigaard, Oslo (by 1937)
Private collection, Norway (by 2008)
Marie Lødrup Bang, Johan Christian Dahl 1788-1857.  Life and Works, Oslo, 1987, vol. 2, p. 162, no. 464, catalogued; vol. 3, pl. 188, no. 464, illustrated 
Oslo, Nasjonalgalleriet, Norges Jubilaeumsutstilling, 1914, no. 61
Oslo, Nasjonalgalleriet, J. C. Dahl Jubilaeumsutstilling, 1988, no. 84 (as Sauer langs elvebredden)
Painted in 1824, the present work depicts the idyllic rural environment of Dresden, where Dahl lived and worked during the 1820s. The early 1820s were a busy and prosperous time for Dahl. After finishing his studies under the tutelage of the highly respected C.A Lorentzen in Denmark in 1818, on his move to Dresden Dahl's circumstances underwent dramatic change. On his arrival he quickly immersed himself in the artistic life of the city. Among the many and varied friendships that he struck up there, one of his earliest acquaintances was Caspar David Friedrich. Early in 1820 he was elected a member of the Dresden Academy, and in June the same year he married Emilie von Bloch. Spending the following year in Rome and Naples, he returned to Dresden with his young wife in the summer of 1821.