Riverfront landscape, grove and house by Christian Gottfried Schultze


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Christian Gottfried Schultze
Dresden 1749 – 1819
Riverfront landscape, grove and house
188 x 218 mm – 7 3/8 x 8 9/16 in.

Written on the bottom left mount « Schultze shapers ??? no 194 Del. 1778 » in brown ink and « 194 » in pencil. Annotated on the back of the mount, lower right « G. Schultze in Paris 1778 », numbered « 100 » with red shalk at the bottom right, « 110 » with pencil in the middle, « 194 » with pencil in the middle. Inscription at the top and bottom left crossed out or illegible.
Dry stamp at bottom right « BW » crowned, Danish collection B. Wolf (Lugt 420)  

Christian Gottfried Schultze is known more for his engravings after the great masters than for his landscapes. He was a pupil of Johann Georg Wille in Paris for ten years after being trained at the Dresden Academy. He returned to his hometown in 1783 as a Court engraver and professor at the Academy. While it is difficult to find comparable landscapes in his known work, one cannot fail to notice the influence of his master Johann Georg Wille on this drawing made precisely during the Paris period.  

Condition report: laid donw on an old mount. The sheet is in good condition. Stains and marks on the assembly.