The German painter and restorer Christian Phillip Koester, born 1784 in Friedelsheim and died in 1851 in Heidelberg, had initially enrolled in the Heidelberg University for economics after his attending at the grammar school. But at some point his love for art had gained the upper hand. So, Koester learned the landscape art from Johann Jakob Strüdt in the Heidelberg atelier. Koester had well and often practiced the landscape art as you can see it in his works. You will find many paintings of Heidelberg which have been caused by him.
Among those also the painting “Ausblick vom Stueckgarten des Heidelberger Schlosses”. The picture shows the ruin of the thick tower of the Heidelberg Castle and a man seen from the back, which is typical for romantic, who is leaning against a tree and sitting with an elegant Dalmatian next to him.