Casper David Friedrich – The Essence of German Romanticism

Caspar David Friedrich (1774 – 1840) was a German landscape painter in the 19th century whose art has come to symbolize many of the attributes of the Romantic Movement. His symbolic landscapes reflect his feelings about man’s relationship with nature, life cycles, as well as his own personal spiritual experiences with life.

Our set of Caspar David Friedrich patterns includes many that contain the allegorical symbols used in his Romantic visions: sun and moon, mountains, rivers, icy seas, trees, ravines, fog, snow, clouds, churches and crosses, graveyards, and various animals (swans, ravens). We’ve include many of his most recognized works including Swans in the Reeds, The Cross in the Mountains, The Tree of Crows, On the Sailboat, Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, The Life Stages, and In Memory of the Riesengebirge.

Patterns Included In This Set

Woman in Front of the Setting Sun

The Cross in the Mountains

Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon

The Abbey in the Oakwood

Old Heroes’ Graves

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen

Self Portrait

The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog

The Sea of Ice

A Ship in the Ice Sea

Covered Hut

Forest in Late Autumn

Woman at the Window

Landscape with Solitary Tree

The Cross on the Baltic Sea


In Memory of the Riesengebirge

The Tree of Crows

The Watzmann

At the City Wall

The Life Stages

Winter Landscape with Church

On the Sailing Boat

Drifting Clouds

Fog in the Elbe Valley

Rocky Ravine

Evening (clouds)

Rocky Reef on the Sea Shore

Graveyard under Snow

Oak in the Snow

Sunrise near Neubrandenburg

The Risengebirge

Swans in the Reeds

The Dreamer

Owl in a Gothic Window