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A Room in Schloss Buchwald

Friedrich Wilhelm Klose1840–45

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Although not signed, this view is characteristic of the work of F. W. Klose and, accordingly, may be attributed to him. The exaggerated receding perspective, views of the countryside and a look into an adjacent room recall the artist's Rose Room and Blue Room at nearby Schloss Fischbach. The bare wood floors, and windows, unadorned except for a green valance, signal that the season is summer, while several arrangements of peonies suggest the months of May and June. Green walls trimmed with a gold fillet create a background for Jacobean upholstered furniture and chairs, tables and bookcase in the Sheraton style. Italian landscapes are interspersed with sculptures, vases and a large Venetian goblet, all displayed on brackets. Portraits are seen in the adjacent room.

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  • Title: A Room in Schloss Buchwald
  • Creator: Friedrich Wilhelm Klose
  • Date Created: 1840–45
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Galerie Biedermann, Munich
  • Paper Support: Paper
  • Inscribed: On the reverse: Buchwald
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.New York, NY, The Pierpont Morgan Library. From Romanticism to Realism: German Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1998.New York, NY, Frick Museum. An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections, 1992.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 23 x 30.1 cm (9 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 50, fig. 29; 101, pl. 31.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections (New York: The Frick Collection, 1992), 74-75 [Illus.].
  • Type: Watercolor
  • Rights: Thaw Collection.
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gouache on paper

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