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The two titles referred to this particular and another older work by Friedrich which is lost (that painting was shown in 1822 at the Dresden Academy exhibition under the title A Wrecked Ship off the Coast of Greenland in the Moonlight. Own Invention). This one was exhibited for the first time in 1824 at the Prague Academy exhibition under the title An Idealized Scene of an Arctic Sea, with a Wrecked Ship on the Heaped Masses of Ice. Interestingly so, it was described as Ice Picture. The Disaster-stricken North Pole Expedition in Friedrich’s estate.
The last Freidrich painting on our list was thought to be made in 1834, just five years before his death. It depicts an idyllic, yet allegorical scene set on a seashore with an older man turning his back to the viewer, walking towards two adults and two children on a hill overlooking a harbor.
(September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840)
Friedrich was born in Greifswald in northern Germany in 1774. He studied in Copenhagen until 1798 before settling in Dresden. He came of age during a period when, across Europe, a growing disillusionment with an over-materialistic society led to a new appreciation for spiritualism. This was often expressed through a reevaluation of the natural world, as artists such as Friedrich, J. M. W. Turner and John Constable sought to depict nature as a “divine creation, to be set against the artifice of human civilization”.
Today, his international reputation is well established. He is a national icon in his native Germany, and highly regarded by art historians and art connoisseurs across the Western World. He is generally viewed as a figure of great psychological complexity, and according to Vaughan, “a believer who struggled with doubt, a celebrator of beauty haunted by darkness. In the end, he transcends interpretation, reaching across cultures through the compelling appeal of his imagery. He has truly emerged as a butterfly—hopefully one that will never again disappear from our sight”. 
He was one of the first artists to portray winter landscapes in which the land is rendered as stark and dead. Friedrich’s winter scenes are solemn and still—according to the art historian Hermann Beenken, Friedrich painted winter scenes in which “no man has yet set his foot. The theme of nearly all the older winter pictures had been less winter itself than life in winter. In the 16th and 17th centuries, it was thought impossible to leave out such motifs as the crowd of skaters, the wanderer. It was Friedrich who first felt the wholly detached and distinctive features of a natural life. Instead of many tones, he sought the one; and so, in his landscape, he subordinated the composite chord into one single basic note”. 
Friedrich holds a special position within Romantic art and is considered the most important German painter of the first half of the nineteenth century. His landscapes are carried by a dual approach: a visionary outlook on nature and a meticulous study of even the smallest of natural phenomena. Depictions of nature imbued with a keenly felt spiritual or religious quality are an important aspect of his art. SMK has long wished to acquire a painting by Friedrich, says Mikkel Bogh, director of SMK.
COPENHAGEN .- The National Gallery of Denmark has received a spectacular gift: a painting by one of the most important landscape artists ever to come out of Germany, Caspar David Friedrich. The acquisition is nothing short of marvellous, says SMK director Mikkel Bogh, and in fact the painting came into the museum’s hands through something of a coincidence.
Rakower Straße 9, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
The artist’s family home, the former Friedrich soapworks, now houses the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Centre, which commemorates the great Romantic landscape painter witha host of exhibitions.