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Ramsau

Image credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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Fearnley painted this finished composition from nature in September 1832. The artist was travelling to Italy when he stopped at the village of Ramsau, high in the Bavarian Alps. His broad and fluid technique allowed him to work rapidly whilst still capturing minute detail. Here he also succeeds in conveying the intense alpine light. Fearnley was born in Norway, but studied abroad, particularly with his fellow countryman Johan Christian Dahl. It was from him that Fearnley acquired the habit of painting directly after nature.
Title

Ramsau

Date

1832

Medium

oil on paper laid on canvas

Measurements

H 28 x W 27 cm

Accession number

2005.5

Acquisition method

purchased in memory of G. J. Brooks with the assistance of the Friends of the Barber Institute and private subscriptions, 2005

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed, dated and inscribed: Ramsau/ 30.9.32 T.F

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