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Carl Friedrich Kaeppel
was a painter, draftsman and engraver. At the Nuremberg Art School he studied
under Albert Reindel and Friedrich Geissler. By the age of twenty, he was
already gaining a reputation as a sensitive watercolorist and conscientious
depicter of reality.

This painting is a good
example of his work in a considerable number of watercolors that mostly
depicted views of Nuremberg and the "Franconian Switzerland"
north-northeast of the city. Some of his paintings served as a basis for
lithographs. In 1845, Kaeppel documented Nuremberg's enclosing walls in a
series of more than 20 watercolors, including this one.

Details

  • Title: View of Nuremberg from the Southwest
  • Creator: Carl Friedrich Käppel
  • Date Created: 1845
  • Location: Nuremberg
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Nürnberg, Inv.-Nr. Nor.K. 0472
  • Medium: Watercolor

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