Ludwig von Hofmann

On the River of the Dead,

c. 1900,


Ludwig von Hofmann (1861-1945),
“On the River of the Dead” (“Auf dem Totenfluss”), also known as “The Ship of the Dead” (“Der Totenschiff”)
circa 1900,
pastel on paper
23.5 x 36.5 cm.
initialed lower right: L v H

Provenance: Nachlass Findeisen (probably author Kurt Arnold Findeisen, 1883-1963 Dresden)

In 1889, Ludwig von Hofmann studied at the Académie Julian in Paris where he came under the influence of the symbolist painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, an influence that can be detected in “On the River of the Dead.”
Ludwig von Hofmann,
Portrait of the Artist Richard Dreher on His Deathbed,
crayon on beige paper
32,3 x 44,7 cm
monogrammed, dated, and signed lower right: "LvH,"  "30.8.1932,"
 "L. v. Hofmann"
The Daulton Collection


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California