Remembrances of a Scene near Auerbach

  • Robert S. Duncanson, Remembrances of a Scene near Auerbach, ca. 1856, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Drs. Richard and Barbara Wong, 1983.95.172

Robert Duncanson’s trip to Europe in 1853 probably inspired Remembrances of a Scene near Auerbach. In the distance, a lake disappears into tree-covered mountains, and nestled into the hills sits Auerbach Castle, a German fortress that still exists today. Shafts of sunlight stream through the clouds, illuminating the castle and making it the focal point in the landscape. Like many nineteenth-century American artists, Duncanson was fascinated with Europe’s classical and medieval ruins as aesthetically pleasing markers of the passage of time and its effect on the landscape.
Title
Remembrances of a Scene near Auerbach
Artist
Date
ca. 1856
Location
Dimensions
13 1218 38 in. (34.346.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Drs. Richard and Barbara Wong

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Germany – Auerbach
  • Landscape – mountain
  • Landscape – rocks
  • Landscape – lake
Object Number
1983.95.172
Palette
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