Architectural and
landscape painter Carl August Lebschée demonstrated a talent for drawing even
as a child, and thus came to be taught landscape painting at an early age.
Prompted by his primary interest in landscapes and vistas, he traveled through
large parts of Bavaria, drawing scenic sequences. These were often reproduced
as series in print. One example, which appeared in 1830, was his
"Painterly Topography of Bavaria." Other volumes followed, titled
"The Kingdom of Bavaria." All in all, he published 175 views,
including numerous subjects from Nuremberg and the rest of Franconia.

This drawing shows the
view from what was then the canal port at the edge of Gostenhof, in the
vicinity of today's Rothenburger Strasse. A view of the Nuremberg panorama from
the southwest occupies the background; in the middle ground, a railroad heads
eastwards. This is the "Ludwig North-South Line" that connected
Lindau and Hof. The segment shown here, first completed in 1844, joined
Nuremberg to Bamberg


  • Title: The canal port at Nuremberg
  • Creator: Carl August Lebschée
  • Date Created: 1845
  • Location: Nuremberg
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Nürnberg, Inv.-Nr. St.N. 16800
  • Medium: Pencil drawing with sepia wash

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