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The Eruption of Vesuvius by Oswald Achenbach

    The Eruption of Vesuvius by Oswald Achenbach

    The Eruption of Vesuvius by Oswald Achenbach was created in 1890. The painting is in Private Collection. The size of the work is 122 x 152 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    The Artist: German romantic painter Oswald Achenbach was born in Düsseldorf (1827). He followed his brother Andreas Achenbach, to the academy in Düsseldorf at the tender age of eight, although the earliest officially entry age was set at 12. Unsatisfied with the academic teaching, six years later Oswald Achenbach left the Academy and joined two associations: association of Düsseldorf artists for their mutual support and aid and the Malkasten. Achenbach took his first trip to Italy and to Switzerland in 1845.

    Until 1850, the influence of academic teachers such as Johann Wilhelm Schirmer is recognizable in his works. For him an initial experience was a trip to Italy, which draws his artistic work in the early fifties completely under the spell of Italian landscapes. In Italy he got to know the painters Arnold Böcklin, Ludwig Thiersch and Heinrich Dreber. He spent a longer period in southern France and Italy in 1950. Already on the first exhibition successes of the young painter followed immediately public recognition… Read more.

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