|Title||Interior of a Room in a German Castle|
|Collection||Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Werner, Alexander Friedrich (German artist, 1825-1908)|
|Description||An interior of one of the castles of Frederick the Great, Bruchsal Schloss, situated c. 25 km south of Speyer between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg.
Alexander Friedrich Werner, called Fritz Werner, was a pupil of Adolph von Menzel in Berlin and of Jean-Louis Meissonier in Paris. He became a member of the Berlin Academy in 1880.
|Current Accession Number||1931P14|
|Former Accession Number||P.14'31|
|Inscription||front ll 'A. F. Werner/1896'|
|Subject||interior (castle); place (Schloss Bruchsal, Germany)|
|Measurements||35.5 x 39.4 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Given by Mrs Mary Gertrude Tucker 1931.|
|Publications||Catalogue of Paintings in Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 158.|
|Notes||Will of Mrs Tucker states 'no. 8. Oil Painting, panel, Interior, Rococo, Schloss Bruchsall'. Much memorablilia of this artist in the will on Mrs. Tucker. It is likely that she was a friend or acquaintance of the artist and the painting may have been a gift. On back of panel '14/3' and '4D'.|
|Rights Owner||Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery|
|Author||Dr Patricia Smyth|