Carl Saltzmann was a German marine and landscape painter, born on September 23, 1847, in Berlin and passed away on January 14, 1923, in Potsdam. He was a pupil of Hermann Eschke and later studied at Düsseldorf. After traveling through the Netherlands and Italy, he settled in Berlin. In 1878-80, he accompanied Prince Henry of Prussia on his trip around the world and later joined the German Emperor on his visit to St. Petersburg and Norway. His paintings resulting from these journeys include "Corvette Prince Adalbert in the Strait of Magellan" and "In the Pacific Ocean". In 1888, Saltzmann was awarded the great gold medal at Berlin and in 1896, he was appointed professor at the Academy. His painting "Walfang mit der Duncan Grey" depicted a whaling trip taken by German Emperor Wilhelm II, which had a significant cultural impact as it captured a unique historical event. Saltzmann's work reflects the Wilhelmine period and he is considered one of the best-known and successful painters of that era.