Motive of this panoramic view - the valley Muhlental between village Pogerola and Amalfi on the Neapolitan coast. This place by Amalfi attracted many artists of 19th century including the famous German landscape painter Carl Blechen (see his dated 1831 "Schlucht Mühlental by Amalfi" in Wkipedia). The author of our painting is important German romantic landscape painter and graphic artist Carl Maria Nicolaus Hummel (1821 in Weimar - 1907 in Weimar). Carl Hummel was the son of the composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel. He studied until 1841 under Friedrich Preller the Princely Free Art School in Weimar, from his school he hang life maintained on the "heroic landscape". With Preller he undertook also study trips to England, Norway, and later made complaints to the Tyrol, spent 1842-46 in Italy and Sicily and then settled in Weimar, where he was Professor at the Grand Ducal Saxon school of Arts.His oil and watercolor paintings whose motives are usually taken from the Tyrolean Alps and Italy, are characterized by fine feeling for nature and romantic-poetic conception. The museums of Leipzig and Stuttgart have pictures of him, others are located in Berlin, Meiningen, Petersburg, etc. In the castle of Weimar is his painting "The gardens of Armida".
Literature (in German): Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker u. a.: Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Band 18, E. A. Seemann, Leipzig 1925, S. 127 * Paul Schmaling: Künstlerlexikon Hessen-Kassel 1777 - 2000: mit den Malerkolonien Willingshausen und Kleinsassen. Kassel: Jenior, 2001
Inscription: signed and dated 1878 lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 61 " x h 41 1/3 " (155 x 105 cm), framed w 75 1/4 " x h 55 1/2 " (191 x 141 cm )
Condition: in good condition, original canvas professional cleaned.