Summer on the Delaware

by Hermann Herzog (1831–1932)
Oil on canvas
20 x 30¼ inches
Signed lower right: H. Herzog


Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, DC

Mr. And Mrs. A. James Clark, Easton, Maryland, acquired from above by 1992

Sale, Weschler’s, Rockville, Maryland, September 22, 2023, lot 52

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above


Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, DC, Masters of American Landscape, December–February 1986

American Paintings of Herman Herzog, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, September 12–November 22, 1992; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, December 12–February 7, 1993; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, February 21–April 18, 1993


American Paintings of Herman Herzog (Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1992), 61, 66, no. 9.

Artist Biography

A nineteenth-century German-American landscape painter known for his poetic, atmospheric views and majestic mountain scenes.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Notes
VI. Suggested Resources
I. Biography

Born in 1831 in Bremen, Germany, Hermann Herzog enrolled in the Düsseldorf Academy when he was seventeen years old. Herzog studied under landscape artist Hans Gude, who prompted the young artist to take a sketching trip to Norway in 1855.(1) The natural splendor of the mountains and terrain had a profound impact on Herzog—he was drawn to the sublime and untamed elements of the wilderness, which became a significant driving force behind his decision to pursue

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