Karl Wagner, Venice 01 Painting of the Canals of Venice by the artists of their time, with foot notes. #41


Karl Wagner, (1839 – 1923)


Oil on canvas

20”h, 32-1/4”w.

Private collection

Karl Ludwig Friedrich Wagner , also Carl Wagner (born May 8, 1839 in Karlsruhe , † August 15, 1923 in Dusseldorf ), was a German painter.

From 1854 to 1864 he was a student with Ludwig Des Coudres at the Art Academy Karlsruhe . Later he settled in Dusseldorf, where he was a member of the artist association Malkasten .

He initially painted historical genre scenes in the strict style of the Des Coudres School, then moved after 1870 on scenes from the Franco-German War , including the meeting of Otto von Bismarck with Napoleon III. Bismarck’s negotiations with Adolphe Thiers and Jules Favre , as well as “Kaiser Wilhelm and his paladins,” which were spread by engraving.

He was also known for his port and fishing motifs, besides he made numerous portraits, such as Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden , the Emperors Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II , Otto von Bismarck and others, with “elegantly representative conception and most painterly through education “.

Wagner’s works are shown, among others, in the Nationalgalerie Berlin , the Barmer Hall of Fame in Wuppertal , the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the Rathaus Stolberg .

He was a member of the Dusseldorf Masonic Lodge To the three allies . More on  Karl Wagner



Please visit my other blogs: Art CollectorMythologyMarine Art, and The Canals of Venice

Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright

I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.

I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.

If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.


Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.