Georg Friedrich Kersting

1785-1847 Germany/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Georg Friedrich Kersting was born in G├╝strow, Germany in 1785. He studied at the Academy of Copenhagen. He went to Dresden in 1808, and after a spell in the Prussian army and Poland, he settled in Meissen, where he was assigned Superintendent at the Meissen porcelain factory. Kersting became a close friend of Caspar David Friedrich, who had a profound influence on his work. He famously produced a dinner set with battle scenes for King Frederick Augustus to present to the Duke of Wellington. Kersting died in Meissen in 1847.

 

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Apollo with
the Hours

Apollo with the Hours

At the
Castle Cellar

At the Castle Cellar

At the
Mirror

At the Mirror

Caspar David
Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich in
his Studio

Caspar David Friedrich in his Studio

Children at
the Window

Children at the Window

Couple at
the Window

Couple at the Window

Embroidery
Woman

Embroidery Woman

Watching
the Cats

Ernst and Richard Watching the Cats

Faust in his
Study

Faust in his Study

Hermann
Kersting

Hermann Kersting as Landscape Painter

Man at the
Bureau

Man at the Bureau

Man Reading
by Lamplight

Man Reading by Lamplight

Mary
Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

On Outpost
Duty

On Outpost Duty

Carl Ernst
Frommann

Portrait of the Bookseller Carl Friedrich Ernst Frommann

Richard
Kersting

Richard Kersting before Leaving for Riga

Cout-chaplain
Reinhard

The Cout-chaplain Reinhard-s Study

The Elegant
Reader

The Elegant Reader

Niccolo
Paganini

The Violinist Niccolo Paganini

Winding the
Wreath

Winding the Wreath

Two Children
with Parrot

Two Children with Parrot

On the
Outpost

On the Outpost

Sewing by
the Light

Young Woman Sewing by the Light of a Lamp


Rostock

Rostock