Temple of Horus at Edfu, 1888

by Ernst Karl Keorner


DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 42.0 x 67.0 in./106.7 x 170.2 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 4856 Categories: ,

This Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 and 57 BC, is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus. With its roof intact, it is also one of the most atmospheric of ancient buildings.

Keorner has captured this poetic atmosphere through the application of colour and light with the use of golden orange paint to replicate the warm sunlight as it sets over the temple.


Private Collection, United Kingdom

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Ernst Karl Eugen Koerner (born November 3, 1846 in Stibbe in the circle German crown.

Ernst Koerner attended a Berlin Gymnasium, at the same time in 1861 the studio ofHermann Eschke , to whom he owes his main education. Later he also worked forKarl Steffeck and Gottlieb Biermann . He then went on study trips along the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas , in the Harz , in northern France (1868), in Italy , in England and Scotland (1872), and with even greater success to Egypt and the whole Orient (1873 and 1874). In 1878, 1886 and 1905 he was again in Egypt, 1882 in Spain .

In 1894 he became a professor and in the years from 1895 to 1899 chairman of the Verein Berliner Künstler . Koerner also made church pictures, eg. B. for the altar of the Redeemer Church in Berlin-Rummelsburg .

Ernst Koerner had a daughter and three sons: the lawyer Bernhard Koerner , Otto Koerner (1880-1940), later Senate at the Reich Patent Office, and the manor owner Ludwig Koerner von Gustorf (1888-1974).

He is buried in the Luisenstädtischer cemetery in Berlin-Kreuzberg .

He worked predominantly as a landscape painter. His study trips took him to the Baltic See and the North Sea, as well as France and the Near East. He was particularly drawn to motifs of ancient Egyptian architecture.


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