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Artist
Eugen Dücker
Title
Nach dem Sturm
Date
1890
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 55 3/8 × 78 1/2 inches (140.7 × 199.4 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1891.1
Born in Estonia, Eugen Dücker attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and worked for the Russian nobility in Moscow. Moving to Dusseldorf, Germany, Dücker became an influential professor at the Academy there.

This marine painting depicts a scene on the east coast of Germany after a terrible storm. In the foreground, the shore is strewn with the timbers of vessels lost to the tempest. In the distance the sun breaks through the clouds, and a sailing vessel and steamer can be glimpsed on the horizon line, peacefully traversing the ocean. Dücker’s painting powerfully evokes the mercurial temperament of the ocean, swiftly alternating between turbulence and serenity.