Carl Spitzweg - The Dangerous Passage
The Dangerous Passage
Watercolour over pencil on paper. 22 x 16.7 cm.
Framed under glass.
Signed and dated lower left: Spitzweg 44.
Carl Spitzweg painted this motif in oils several times. It is doubtful that the present study is the prime version of the composition, as Uhde-Bernays proposed in his expertise, as another version exists dated 1841 (Wichmann, op. cit., no. 210).
Hermann Uhde-Bernays, Starnberg 1.XI.1931
Queenn Elisabeth of Prussia, wife of Frederick William IV. - Presented to her chamber woman Karoline Schwarz as a wedding present in 1860. - E. Schaernack Hamburg. - Private collection, South Germany.
For this artist cf.: S. Wichmnann: Carl Spitzweg. Verezichnis der Werke, Stuttgart 2002.