Sunday, January 01, 2006

Dolmen in the Snow by C D Friedrich (1774-1840)

1 comment:

Littlestone said...

Thanks to ftc on the Modern Antiquarian for bring this stunning oil painting by Casper David Friedrich to my attention. Fitting picture and fitting words for the first day of 2006.

"The dolmen portrayed here is probably one which stood near G├╝tzkow, and which was removed between 1825 and 1829. Together with his drawing master Quistorp, Friedrich made several excursions to prehistoric burial sites."*

* http://www.wga.hu/html/f/friedric/1/102fried.html