Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
17 May 1888
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Alongside his career as a connoisseur and art historian, Dillis drew and painted enthusiastically. Between 1808 and 1814 he was a professor of landscape painting at the Munich Academy. Most of his work consists of freely painted watercolors and oil sketches executed directly from nature. This atmospheric study of the staggeringly high Rauschberg mountain may have been influenced by English watercolors, with which Dillis was familiar.
Inscription: [by artist?], lower right, in graphite: M[illegible] Rauschberg [illegible] ; VERSO, along lower edge, in brown ink: M[illegible] ; along lower edge in graphite: [illegible] no. 9606 (9606 underlined)
Medium: black chalk, graphite, and white gouache
Dimensions: Sheet: 21.8 x 25.3 cm (8 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.); Secondary Support: 29.9 x 32.6 cm (11 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)
Credit Line: Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund
Accesion Number: 1977.46
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