Johann Wilhelm Preyer is considered today as the most important German painter of still lifes and best painting technician of the Düsseldorf School.
A nine-year training at the Düsseldorf Academy was the basis for his brilliant painting culture. However, there is one unanswered question: How did Preyer discover the genre of still life painting when apparently this genre was not present in the Rhineland around the 1820's. We may assume that Prayer studied the tradition of iconic Dutch still lifes of the 17th and 18 th century in museums. In his own work, he inevitable depicted elements of the old masters, but translated the baroque staging in the visual language of his own time.
We offer the Catalogue Raisonné "Preyer. Mit den Werkverzeichnissen der Gemälde von Johann Wilhelm und Emilie Preyer" for sale.