This extremely fine Romanticism genre painting was executed in 1839 by one of the prominent German romantic landscape and genre painter Dietrich Wilhelm Lindau (1799 Dresden - 18662 Rome). Our work described in the well-known German monograph by F.v.Boetticher " Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Leipzig, 1895) under No. 12, page 875. The author D.W.Lindau studied first in the academy of arts in Dresden under Ferdinand Hartmann and was promoted by him.In 1821 he went as a Saxon scholarship holder with other German painters (among other Carl Götzloff, Karl Georg Schumacher and Anton Josef Dräger) to Rome where he died at the age of 63 years. He was co-founder of the Ponte-Molle-Society in Rome, the precursor of the German artist´s association of 1845. He never again returned in his native country, although a teacher place had been offered to him in the Dresden Academy.Lindau is known for his scenes from the Italian folk life like among other :1825: Artist in an Osteria, the Saltarello watchingabout 1826: Italian Dorfstrasse1827: Thorvaldsen in a Roman Osteria with the Saltarello1832: October party in a Vigna near Rome1833: Farmers in the surroundings of Rome after the vintage 1854: Carousing Roman hunters before a pub of the CampagnaGerman artist´s party with the Cervara grottos near RomeHenry and Rebecca gallop in the Vesta temple past
His paintings situate in the different museums: Leipzig, Oldenburg, Thorvaldsen-Museum and other museums of Copenhagen, Riga, Dresden (Kupferstichkabinett).Ludwig Richter created a etching after Linau painting " Roman pilgrims".Paintings and watercolours by Lindau arrive remark values prices by the international auctions in Rome, London and Germany .
Literature: Thieme/Becker, "Lexicon of artists", Leipzig, 1999; F.v.Boetticher "Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts"; Nagler "Künstlerlexikon"; Fr. Noack "Deutsches Leben in Rom"; Rascynski " History of new German art" (1841).
Inscription: signed and dated 1839 lower right, on the reverse- old label with the artist´s and title description .
Technique: oil on canvas, original period frame
Measurements: unframed w 22 3/4" x h 31 1/4 " (57,8 x 79,5 cm), framed w 28 " x h 36 5/8" (71 x 93 cm)
Condition: in good condition.