Moritz Eduard Lotze

Moorland Landscape With Pond

Moritz Eduard Lotze

Moorland Landscape With Pond

This late 19th-century oil painting by versatile German artist Moritz Eduard Lotze (1809-90) depicts a moorland view with shimmering pond.

As the sun sets over a rugged moor, golden embers drift beyond a distant horizon. The sky, a graduated hush of evening tints, punctuated by a scattering of passing clouds.

In the middle-ground, darkness - the scenery obscured in shadow. While, on the right, rising before an orange glow, four trees emerge in silhouette.

Lotze was 67 when he produced this peaceful work - tired, experienced, and wiser. He’d spent decades perfecting the art of photography, working on several Italian commissions, but now sought the calm of twilight in oils.

Signed/dated and framed.

Medium: Oil on wood
Overall size: 27½” x 14” / 70cm x 35cm
Year of creation: 1876
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £4,180

Moritz Eduard Lotze

Moritz Eduard Lotze

Moritz Eduard Lotze trained at the Royal Saxon Art Academy in Dresden. He’s represented in the Royal Collection, British Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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