In 2008 we started research on J.W. Schirmers pleinair studies. Studies in oil, not only with drawing media or watercolour were pionered by artists of the late 18th and beginning 19th century by artists like Claude Lorrain or Pierre Henri Valencienne.
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer proved to be exceptionally apt in this genre and established the technique as integral part of academic training in landscape painting.
Studies after nature differed especially betweeen French and German Schools as the artists themselves acknowledged. It was felt therefore well worth to have a closer look at Schirmers practice and the descriptions in German technical treatises of the time.
The accompanying catalogue is forthcoming.