Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Elbe seen from Blankenese and Mount Sullberg

Hamburg and River Elbe
some paintings and views  

In before posting Hamburg and the Elbe river from Finkenwerder Island were shown because of Louise Steinbach-Weinholdts reprinted woodblock view. Today we look at river Elbe from the opposite bank.  

The village of Blankenese was formed around and below ice-age formed mount Süllberg. It was originally a fishing community, later sea going captains retired here in the twentieth century followed by wealthy Hamburg merchants, artists  and well-to-do people settled here. It is now a very beautiful place, renowned for its wonderful views, grand villas and estates, its restaurants, river beaches and holiday and weekend lea sure 

And of course a place visited by hords of painters and other artists trying to capture what indeed is one of the worlds great panorama's. Below is a painting by an anonymous painter, sold in a German Auction site not long ago, hard to believe the artist is unknown: it's my favorite !

Here are some more by known (Hamburg) painters, a personal choice, from many more examples. 

1: Facing upstream from Blankenese.
Claus Richters (1813-1994)

Albert Feser (1901-1993)

Albert Feser (1901-1993)

    2 Facing downstream from Blankenese:

Ernst Eitner (1867-1955) 

Friedrich Kallmorgen (1856-1926) 

Ivo Hauptmann (1886-1973) 

Hans Porwoll (1898-1984)

All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.

All pictures are mouse-clickable to embiggen. 

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