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Friday, February 10, 2012

Offering of the Day: Fine Original Gouache on Vellum Ornithological Paintings, 3rd quarter of the 18th century

Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (1748-1782)
[3rd-quarter 18th-century]
11 3/8 x 8 2/8 Inches

Provenance: Acquired on his travels by John William Adam (1779–1825), administrator in India, and grandson of the celebrated British architect John Adam (1721–1792)

Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang was the son of Kilian Lang, miniature painter and harpist. He moved to Nuremburg in 1755, studied as a pupil of the miniaturist Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783), and achieved renown for his exquisite paintings of natural history subjects, principally birds and flowers. Examples of his work are held by three European museums: The Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (3), The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (6) and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg (6). See Heidrun Ludwig Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. - Marburg an der Lahn, 1998. pp.212-3, 281-2, col. pls. XXVIII-XXIX

Two examples shown below. Inquire for additional images from the group. Priced individually.

Signed lower right


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