ECKENBRECHER Karl Paul Themistocles von
SUNDOWN ON THE NILE AND THE PYRAMIDS
Oil on canvas: 124 x 51 cm / 48.8 x 20.1 in
Signed and dated '83' lower right
Painter of battles, genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes. Orientalist.
Born in Athens on November 17, 1842 and died in Berlin in 1921. From his youth in Constantinopel onwards (1850-1857), he travelled a lot and painted colourful oriental scenes. Pupil of the painter at the Potsdam Court Gustave Wegner (1859-1860) and Oswald Achenbach in Düsseldorf. He made his debut in Berlin around 1866. He painted a great many landscapes in the course of his travels all over Europe, travelling solo or in the company of Prince Sayn-Wittgenstein. He sometimes collaborated with Marc Wolkhardt on battle scenes and with Simmler on genre scenes.
Athens 1842 - Berlin 1921
Berlin - Brunswick - Neubrandenburg - Schwerin
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 5, p. 53.