Wilhelm Lichtenheld, Coastal Nocturne With Windmill & Jetty

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A beautifully serene depiction of a scenic landscape that’s gently lit by a partially-covered moon. A windmill rests silently as a couple pause to admire the golden expanse before them.

Wilhelm Lichtenheld (1817-1891) had a gift for creating moonlit scenes that shimmer with golden light. His masterful approach blends his classical training with the confidence of an impressionist painter.

This particular piece could easily be considered as one of his masterpieces and it reveals a little more every time you approach it.

Lichtenheld studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich and his works are held in private and public collections worldwide.

The painting is housed within a gilded wooden frame with coved sides and a decorative border.

Oil on canvas
37” x 22” / 94cm x 56cm
Year of creation
c. 1885
Private collection, Munich, Germany
Excellent restored condition throughout. Examination under UV shows small areas of in-painting following its restoration.
Artist's Auction Highlight
£3,952 achieved at Hampel Kunstauktionen, Germany, in 2008 for ‘Alpenseelandschaft Im Mondschein’.