JULIUS ALBERT ELSASSER (1814 Berlin – 1859 Rome)
Imaginary Moonlit Landscape with Monk
Oil sketch in bistre. With styli of different thickness lines were
then engraved, which appear white, 322 x 232 mm,
signed and dated at the bottom right: »JAElsasser« – (18-) 52«
Provenance: Private collection Berlin.
Elsasser was a pupil of Carl Blechen at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Berlin. He went to Rome in 1839 and had an important patron in Queen
Elisabeth of Prussia (1801 Munich – 1873 Dresden) who commissioned
and acquired several oil sketches and drawings.
General literature on J.A.Elsasser:
Andreas Stolzenburg in Saur, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, 33,
München-Leipzig 2002, S. 379.