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24 December 2013 @ 07:17 am
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10 December 2013 @ 10:46 am
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View from a window, 1845

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Artists in Finck's coffee house in Munic, 1832

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04 December 2013 @ 10:38 am
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In his earlier and I think most appealing works Oehme followed closely in the footsteps of Caspar David Friedrich
This was painted a year before his death; it would make a good picture for a Christmas card.

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03 December 2013 @ 07:36 pm
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Johanna von Klinkosch (1849-1925) was a daughter of Josef Carl Ritter von Klinkosch, who founded a notable firm of silversmiths in Vienna; he supplied wares to the court, was appointed to be a K.u.k. Hoflieferant, and was finally ennobled.
Johanna was evidently a notable beauty, and in 1890 she became the second wife of Prince Aloys (Louis) of Liechtenstein (1846-1920), who was active in Austrian politics as a Christian Socialist (hence his nickname of 'the red prince').

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This is his daughter Marie Krafft, who was an excellent watercolourist to judge by this painting of hers: