Watercolor, A Room in Schloss Buchwald, 1840–45

Although not signed, this view is characteristic of the work of F. W. Klose and, accordingly, may be attributed to him. The exaggerated receding perspective, views of the countryside and a look into an adjacent room recall the artist’s Rose Room and Blue Room at nearby Schloss Fischbach. The bare wood floors, and windows, unadorned except for a green valance, signal that the season is summer, while several arrangements of peonies suggest the months of May and June. Green walls trimmed with a gold fillet create a background for Jacobean upholstered furniture and chairs, tables and bookcase in the Sheraton style. Italian landscapes are interspersed with sculptures, vases and a large Venetian goblet, all displayed on brackets. Portraits are seen in the adjacent room.

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