Johann Bernhard Klombeck
WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH SHEPHERDESS
Oil on panel. 38.5 x 48.5 cm.
J. B. Klombeck f./1859.
Johann Bernhard Klombeck was among the leading representatives of the Kleve school of Romanticism, which was largely influenced by the Dutch master Barend Cornelis Koekkoek and the art academy founded by him in Kleve in 1841. Klombeck was one of Koekkoek's first pupils, and later became director of the academy. The aim of the school was the renewal of Dutch landscape painting in the spirit of Romanticism, which was meant to follow on from the Dutch "Golden Age" of landscape painting.
Scheen, summer exhibition XVIII, 1960, no. 19. - Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf. - Private collection, Rhineland.
Exh. cat. Kleve 1993: Johann Bernhard Klombeck 1815 - 1893. Ein Landschaftsmaler der Klever Romantik. Cleve 1993, p. 80, no. 59/39.