Johann Ezdorf was a painter of hunting scenes. The elder brother of the artist Christian Frederick Exdorf , Johann studied at the academy of art in Munich
In 1821 he made a study trip to Hamburg, Scandinavia and England. He was a painter to the court and a member of the academy in Stockholm.
Museums: Leipzig, Munich, Stockholm, Stuttgart.
Sold Fischer, Luzern, Switzerland. 09 Nov 2000. Lot 1119, Seenlandschaft bei abziehendem Gewitter. CHF 45,000 (€ 30,000).
Gallery note: This dramatic stormy landscape of grand scale shows the artists influence of Rembrandt’s landscape with the Good Smaritan’, c.1638. (Muzeum Narodowe, Crackow, Poland).
Recently relined by our gallery on a new support canvas to conserve for future years, and lightly restored. Superb original period gilt frame, restored.