Fine small mountain landscape was executed in the middle of 19th century by one of the most famous representatives of the Czech Romanticism in the 19th century August Friedrich Piepenhagen (1791 Prussia - 1864 Praque). Piepenhagen came of modest conditions and began first a button study. The associating migration led him to Switzerland, where the impressive landscape suggested him to auto+didactical mark attempts. 1831 he came to Prague, where he should remain in the future. First exhibitions and his marrying in Prague followed. Piepenhagen had to do time of his life to nourish his family although he could sell a great many of his landscapes. His two daughters Charlotte and Louise were likewise trained of him as painters. Piepenhagen died on the property Generalka with Prague. He was buried on the protestant cemetery of the Prager suburb Karolinenthal. His grave was arranged of the sculptor Thomas Seidan. Landscapes by Piepenhagen , which were romantic and tendencyful arranged, enjoyed with the Prager public of large popularity. His paintings were collected proper, were not however also very expensive with the purchase. Adalbert Stifter , even also landscape painter, estimated Piepenhagen extraordinary and meant, he was " the poetry-fullest landscape painter , which I know now." Piepenhagen´s landscape works arrive by international auctions remarkable prices to 30000 Euro.
Literature : Dictionary of Austrian Painters of the 19th Century by Dr.H.Fuchs, Vienna 1972; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999; Prof.Toman"Novy slovnik ceskoslovenskych vytvarnych umelcu", Praque, 1950.
Inscription: signed with famous artist´s monogram "AP" (ligated) lower right.
Technique: oil on cardboard. Original period gold-plated framed.
Measurements: unframed w 13 3/4" x h 15 1/3" (13 x 10 cm ) , framed 16" x 17 3/4 " ( 18 x 15 cm )
Condition: in good original condition.