Bridell’s apprenticeship was renewed in 1853 and he left for the continent.
He spent some time in Paris and copied work in the Louvre. Travelling on to Germany he settled in Munich for a time. He was particularly inspired by the dramatic backdrop of the mountains in Bavaria, the Kaiserspitz. Here he was also drawn to the harmonious lifestyle of the peasants as well as detailing the natural vegetation of the forests and valleys.
Some paintings from this period by Bridell are listed below, their current locations are unknown, sizes are in Cms:
- Fishermans Home Chiemsee Bavaria 65x52
- Waiting to cross the Chiemsee Bavaria 63x47
- The Frowen inlet on Chiemsee 85x52
- In the Bavarian Mountains 32x23
- Sunsrise at Chiemsee Bavaria 34x21
- Waterfall nr Altenmarkt Bavaria 65x46