Emanuel von Baeyer

The Castle by the Sea. 1858

Caspar Johann Nepomuk Scheuren
1810 Aachen – 1887 Düsseldorf

Watercolour over pen and pencil, partly heightened in white and gold. Sheet size: 47.2 x 60.5 cm. Signed and dated 1858.

Provenance: Robert Sinclair (Railway engineer around 1860)

This remarkable and detailed work is based on a contemporary poem by Ludwig Uhland. Like his fellow artists Moritz von Schwind and Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, Scheuren adapted subjects from contemporary literature.

The watercolour was a lottery prize of the `Kristiana Kunstforenings´, Oslo, of around 1858-60.

Such monumental drawings are very rare.