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c. 1849
By Charles Volkmar

Charles Volkmar, Sr. (1809-1892) was a German-born artist who had settled in Baltimore by the early 1840s. In August 1849, John Ridgely’s Memorandum Book records “Pd. Charles Volkmar…$127.00,” probably for this large landscape view which appears to be set in Europe. While traveling in Paris a generation later, the Ridgelys also bought landscapes painted by Volkmar’s son Charles Volkmar, Jr. (1841-1914). These works were hung in Hampton’s Music Room upon their return.

Oil on canvas. H 45.7, W 38 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 871