CARL GUSTAV CARUS (German 1789-1869)
WATER MILL ON THE ELBE AT DUSK, circa 1826
Signed with monogram in ligature lower center: CS
Oil on canvas
8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (21.5 x 29 cm)
Carl Gustav Carus (3 January 1789 – 28 July 1869) was a German physiologist and painter, born in Leipzig, who played various roles during the Romantic era. A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, he was a many-sided man: a doctor, a naturalist, a scientist, a psychologist, and a landscape painter who studied under Caspar David Friedrich.