However, the focus of the exhibition is placed on the landscape
sketches popular during the age of German Romanticism, with particular
emphasis on the Dresden school.
The Ralph R. Haugwitz art dealership has always promoted works by
members of this school.
A fortunate coincidence facilitated the combination of works by
forerunners and representatives of Dresden Romanticism on the occasion
of the exhibition in Paris, which comprises five successive
generations of artists who completed their artistic
apprenticeships simultaneously. Adrian Zingg was apprenticed to J. R.
Holzhalb in Zurich, and later to J. G. Wille in Paris, before being
appointed to the Dresden Academy of Arts in 1766. His pupil, C. A.
Richter, went on to teach his own son, A. L. Richter. The exhibition
includes a series of works by the latter’s pupils V. P. Mohn, Sophus
Ruge and Heinrich Dreber. Another important landscape painter from the
Dresden school is Johan Christian Dahl. Works by both him and his
pupils C. R. Croll, F. Gille, R. Kummer and E. F. Oehme are on display.
Examples of Austrian (F. Gauermann) and Swiss Romanticism (F. Salathé,
E. Steiner) and works from the Munich school (A. A. Zimmermann)
complete the panorama of Northern Romanticism, which is supplemented
by a nature study by Friedrich Overbeck, the principal representative
of the Nazarene movement.