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Title Interior of a Room in a German Castle
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Werner, Alexander Friedrich (German artist, 1825-1908)
Date 1896 (dated)
Signed yes
Description An interior of one of the castles of Frederick the Great, Bruchsal Schloss, situated c. 25 km south of Speyer between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg.

Alexander Friedrich Werner, called Fritz Werner, was a pupil of Adolph von Menzel in Berlin and of Jean-Louis Meissonier in Paris. He became a member of the Berlin Academy in 1880.

Current Accession Number 1931P14
Former Accession Number P.14'31
Inscription front ll 'A. F. Werner/1896'
Subject interior (castle); place (Schloss Bruchsal, Germany)
Measurements 35.5 x 39.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by Mrs Mary Gertrude Tucker 1931.
Publications Catalogue of Paintings in Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 158.
Notes Will of Mrs Tucker states 'no. 8. Oil Painting, panel, Interior, Rococo, Schloss Bruchsall'. Much memorablilia of this artist in the will on Mrs. Tucker. It is likely that she was a friend or acquaintance of the artist and the painting may have been a gift. On back of panel '14/3' and '4D'.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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