Citation"Forest Road in Königstein with Mail Coach
(Ernst Ludwig Kirchner) , 2017.43,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Sep 23, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/356873.
Reuse via IIIF
A tangle of heavy, roughly scratched, black lines depicts a dense forest. Stacked triangular shapes indicate tall pine trees at upper left and at upper right, while vigorous marks serve as dense undergrowth at lower left. Pale gray washes amid the black marks suggest sunlight filtered through leaves, and thin, curving lines in a light space at right depict a burst of bright foliage. At lower center, viewed from above and behind, a quickly sketched rider sits atop a small horse-drawn cart that moves away from us, down a barely visible road into the forest.