Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

Rockdale, Near Manayunk, PA

1865

Augustus Köllner

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Title

Rockdale, Near Manayunk, PA

Date

1865

Description

The monochromatic palette of grays in this watercolor—called 'grisaille'—speaks to the German-born August Kollner's training in black-and-white lithography. Although he was employed primarily as an illustrator and printmaker after settling in Philadelphia in 1839, Kollner was also an indefatigable landscape sketcher. During his extensive travels throughout the Northeast, he recorded the scenery in drawings that he would later finish in watercolor. Here the seated figure in the foreground might represent the artist making studies for this work.

Descriptive medium: Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on cream, moderately thick, smooth-textured wove paper

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Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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