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- Robert Duncanson’s trip to Europe in 1853 probably inspired Remembrances of a Scene near Auerbach. In the distance, a lake disappears into tree-covered mountains, and nestled into the hills sits Auerbach Castle, a German fortress that still exists today. Shafts of sunlight stream through the clouds, illuminating the castle and making it the focal point in the landscape. Like many nineteenth-century American artists, Duncanson was fascinated with Europe’s classical and medieval ruins as aesthetically pleasing markers of the passage of time and its effect on the landscape.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Robert S. Duncanson, born Seneca County, NY 1821/22-died Detroit, MI 1872
- ca. 1856
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Drs. Richard and Barbara Wong
- oil on canvas
- 13 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (34.3 x 46.7 cm)
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