This view of a town on a river (probably London) was executed by high listed Austrian landscape and cityscape painter J.Wilhelm Jankowski (1825 Bohemia - 1870 Austria), who recieved his popularity with views of different European cities and landscapes in the middle of 19th century, for exemple views of Salzburg, Vienna, Traunsee, Rome, Sevilla, Melk, Venice, Gmunden, Heidelberg , Amsterdam and others. As it´s known from artist´s other cityscapes, along with the known city views, the artist created his views of cities in free " capriccio" style, from memory, often changing the real architecture.
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker and " Dictionary of Austrian artists " by Prof.H.Fuchs (in German).
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil, painted in oval on rectagular canvas. Luxuriousy original period frame.
Measurements: image in oval w 20 7/8" x h 26" (53 x 66 cm),unframed w 22 " x h 27 1/8" (56 x 69 cm), framed w 33 7/8" x h 39 " (86 x 99 cm).
Condition: in very good condition