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Johann Herman Carmiencke (German, 1810-1867)
The Mountain Torrent, Possibly the Rhine Glacier
Signed and dated "H. CARMIENCKE/1862" l.c., location suggested in an unattributed pencil inscription on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Strip lined, retouch, craquelure.
Provenance: A Long Island estate.
N.B. Johann Carmiencke was the court painter to the King of Denmark from 1846 to 1851, before immigrating to the United States. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1853 to 1859, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1855 and 1867, and the Boston Athenaeum in 1861 and 1862. In 1866, Carmiencke and twenty-three other artists withdrew from the Brooklyn Art Association and founded the Brooklyn Academy of Design.
Conserved in December 2005 by Sherman Art Conservation, Sea Cliff, New York.
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