Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (german, 1748-1782), Blue ranunculus with postillon and sitting beetle
Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (german, 1748-1782)
Blue ranunculus with postillon and sitting beetle
Watercolor and gouache on vellum
Vellum size: 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
Framed size: 18 x 15 in.
These beautiful studies are rare examples of the work of Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang. Ernst was the son of Kilian Lang, miniature painter, and harpist. He moved to Nuremberg in 1755 and was a pupil of the famed natural history painter, Barbara Regina Dietzsch, who specialized in the depiction of flowers, birds, and insects. The influence of her work can be seen in the delicacy of brushstrokes used by Lang, and in the sophistication of the composition.
Examples of Lang’s work include a Goldfinch in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, and a Rose in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
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