While you may not recognize his name, if you’re a reader of classic Romantic and Gothic literature, you undoubtedly recognize his paintings. German painter Caspar David Friedrich’s gorgeous and evocative landscapes seem custom made for book covers. Case in point, the seven paintings on the left are currently being used, or have previously been used, as cover art. Click on the picture to discover in the caption which book uses that painting for its cover.
Portrait of the artist, c. 1810–20
The Wanderer above the Mists
Chalk Cliffs on Rügen
Woman at a Window
Woman before the Rising Sun (Woman before the Setting Sun)