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  • Oil on stretched canvas
  • gallery wrapped canvas, 1 1/2 inch, all surfaces painted
  • 48 x 60 inch
  • 121.9 x 152.4 cm

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Copying the work of the old master whose work I admire is an highly instructive practice. The painting in the picture above is of Casper David Friedrich , The Sea of Ice (1823-24), located at the Kunsthalle Hamburg. My copy is painted in oil, signed on the back “Annette Winkler after Caper David Friedrich”.

The Sea of Ice (German: Das Eismeer), is an oil painting of 1823–1824 by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich.

The landscape depicts a shipwreck in the middle of a broken ice-sheet, whose shards have piled up after the impact. The ice has become like a monolithic tomb, whose edges jut into the sky.

The stern of the wreck is just visible on the right. As an inscription on it confirms, this is HMS Griper, one of two ships that took part in William Edward Parry‘s 1819–1820 and 1824 expeditions to the North Pole.

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Caspar David Friedrich was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation.

Born: September 5, 1774, Greifswald, Germany
Died: May 7, 1840, Dresden, Germany