Karl Friedrich Lessing

1808-1880 Germany/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Karl Friedrich Lessing, the German Historical painter, began his studies with Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Berlin architect and painter. In 1825, he studied under Wilhelm Schadow, and they both went on to the Kunst Akademie in Düsseldorf. Lessing became a fellow of the Berlin Academy where his work held him in high esteem. In 1858, he gained Directorship of the Grossherzogliche Gemäldegalerie, the Grand Ducal Picture Gallery, in Karlsruhe. The works of Caspar David Friedrich had a strong influence on Lessing.

 

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castle in
a landscape

castle in a landscape


castle on hill

castle on hill


cemetery

cemetery

chapel on the edge
of the wood

chapel on the edge of the wood


hussite sermon

hussite sermon

johann hus at the
constance council

johann hus at the constance council

landscape in the
eifel mountains

landscape in the eifel mountains

landscape with
castle ruins

landscape with castle ruins and riders

landscape with
monastery

landscape with monastery

monastery in
the snow

monastery in the snow

riflemen defending
a pass

riflemen defending a pass


ritterburg

ritterburg

royal couple
mourning

royal couple mourning for their dead daughter



silesian landscape

silesian landscape


sunday church

sunday church

the millennial
oak

the millennial oak

the robber and
his child

the robber and his child


the siege

the siege