10/3/08

Caspar David Friedrich, The Sisters on the Balcony


Hermitage, St Petersburg

Date: c. 1820
Technique: Oil on canvas, 74 x 52 cm

The Gothic cityscape combines buildings from Halle, Stralsund, Neubrandenburg and Greifswald. The two women in old-German costume may be Friedrich's wife Caroline and his sister-in-law Elizabeth.

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