Johann Christoph Erhard
Among the most famous German landscape painters of Romanticism, Johann Christoph Erhard occupies one of the front ranks. To Johann Christoph Erhard landscapes, which he depicted with great eagerness and in eloquent manner, were a means of expression of deep inner sensation, entirely in line with Romanticism and detached from the classicist ideal. Johann Christoph Erhard found particular inspiration on his numerous journeys , among others, to various parts of Austria and Italy, which he captured in picturesque impressions. Johann Christoph Erhard's landscape painting captivates the observer with its clear arrangement, its emotional atmosphere, the delicate palette and its soft and fine stroke of the brush. The same can be said about his filigree drawings and graphic works. Ill with depression, the artist, who was born in Nuremberg in 1795, tragically ended his life in Rome in 1822. Works by the gifted painter and graphic artist are sought-after collector's items today.