Our alpine landscape with a waterfall was executed ca. 1840 in the manner , which is very close to the works of most important Austrian landscape and animal painter of 19th century Friedrich Gauermann (1807 - 1862). Time of creation , material of the work (oil on paper), structure of brushstroke , compositive distribution and coloristic resemblance show all specifictions for attribution of this work to the hand of Friedrich Gauermann. For comparison see a few additional photos. For the artist's biography see wikipedia under following link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Gauermann
Literature: monography "Friedrich gauermann2 by R.Feuchtmüller , Vienna, 1962, Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary" (in German), Leipzig, 1999; in on-line wikipedia for artists biography : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Gauermann
Technique: oil on paper, laid down later on canvas. Gold-plated frame of 19th century.
Measurements: unframed w 15 3/4" x h 14 1/4 " (40 x 36 cm ), framed 24 5/8 " x 23 " ( 62,5 x 58,5 cm ).
Condition: in very good condition.