Polling Landscape

Frank Duveneck (American, 1848-1919)

Currently on View in K212
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  • Duveneck was born in Kentucky and studied art in Munich, Germany. During the summer he often sketched and painted with J. Frank Currier in the villages of Dachau and Polling outside of Munich.
  • In 1878 Duveneck began to teach art classes in Munich and Polling, where he trained American artists who became known as “Duveneck Boys.”
  • Duveneck’s vigorous brushwork and manipulation of dark tonalities in this painting suggest his Munich School training. His introduction of notes of bright greens and blues, unusual for the Munich style, has been attributed to his travel and work in Italy from 1879 to early 1881.

Object Information

artist
Frank Duveneck (American, 1848-1919)
creation date
1881
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
16 x 24 in.
22 x 20-1/4 in. (framed)
accession number
72.136
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Charles P. Mattingly in memory of Charles Stayton Drake
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945

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