Friedrich Ernst Morgenstern (German, 1853-1919)
Inlet with Lighthouse
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and dated “1895”
Painting Size: 11” x 16”
Frame Size: 20.5 ” x 25.5”
Primarily a landscape and marine artist, Friedrich Ernst Morgenstern was born in Frankfurt in 1853, the son of the landscape painter Carl Morgenstern, with whom he studied. In 1872 Morgenstern went to Paris in order to take painting classes there. The artist returned to Frankfurt the same year and studied with Johann Heinrich Hasselhorst, Gustav Kaupert and Eduard von Steinle at the Städelsche Kunstinstitut. Morgenstern travelled extensively in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, England and Scotland. Friedrich Ernst Morgenstern died in Frankfurt in 1919.
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