Currently on View in K213
The dark, brooding tone is typical of Whittredge's German work.
Summer Pastorale is probably a compilation of two views of Kallenfels recorded in sketches.
In 1849 Whittredge traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany and spent time painting in the Harz Mountains.
The piece was owned by Mrs. Buchner W. Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was purchased by Paul North Jr. in 1954. Purchased by the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1954.