A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Matthew Hargraves and Rachel Sloan
84 pages
40 color illustrations
8.25 x 8.25 inches

Exploring aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from its origins in the 1760s to its final flowering in the 1840s, this catalog considers twenty-six major drawings from London's Courtauld Gallery and the Morgan by artists such as J. M. W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich, and Karl Friedrich Lessing. It draws on the complementary strengths of the collections: the Morgan's exceptional group of German drawings and the Courtauld's wide-ranging holdings of British works. A Dialogue with Nature offers the opportunity to consider points of commonality as well as the divergence between the two schools.