ERNST FRIEDRICH CARL LANG – GREEN WOODPECKER ON A PINE BRANCH –
Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (1748 – 1782).
Green wooodpecker on a pine branch. Gouache on vellum. Second half of the 18th century.
Length 28 cm
Width 20,5 cm
These beautiful studies are a rare example of the work of Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang. Lang was the son of Kilian Lang, miniature painter and harpist.
He moved to Nuremburg in 1755, and was a pupil of the famed natural history painter, Barbara Regina Dietzsch, who specialized in depictions of flowers, birds and insects. The influence of her work can be seen in the delicate brushstrokes used by Lang, and in the sophistication of the composition.