Lesser-known German impressionists

The idea for this blog post started with a postcard which I recently rediscovered among letters sent home from my year abroad in the 1980s, bought on a visit to the Kunsthalle in Mannheim. The postcard is a reproduction of a painting by Fritz von Uhde (1848-1911), one of a number that he did of his three daughters and the family dog in the garden of his country house near Munich. It was the impressionistic treatment of the sunlight which drew me to it and which reminded me of more familiar works by French impressionist painters.

Die Töchter im Garten, 1906, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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