Lucidus Diefenbach

Dawn Landscape,

gouache and watercolor over charcoal


Lucidus Diefenbach (Gruenwald/Munich 1886-1958 Breitbrunn/Chiemsee)

Dawn in a pre-Alpine Landscape

date unknown

gouache and watercolor over charcoal on gray-blue paper

22,3 x 32,6 cm (8 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.)

signed lower left: "L. Diefenbach"

The Daulton Collection

Lucidus Diefenbach was the son of visionary artist Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, who is represented in depth in The Daulton Collection.

Lucidus studied with A. von Schroetter at the Steiermaerkische Meisterschule in Graz and with Schmidt-Reutte at the Academy in Karlsruhe. He lived in Toerwang am Samerberg for several years, and painted mostly portraits and landscapes.  His work is found in the collections of the Baden-Baden and Kiel Art Associations, as well as in the State Museum in Schwerin.


after Paul von Spaun
Portrait of Lucidus Diefenbach
circa 1899
vintage postcard
published by "Ehren-Vereinigung zur Rettung K. W. Diefenbach," Vienna, 1899
inscribed and signed in ink by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach: "Werdet wieder wie Kinder!  K.E. Diefenbach."  [Become like children again!"]
The Daulton Collection

Austrian painter Paul von Spaun (1876-1932) was an acolyte of Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach.



Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California