Classicistical Arcadian landscape in sunset with playing cupids on the foreground was executed ca. in 1810-1820s and due to the very similar composition, manner and time of creation was attributed to one of the followers of Claude Lorrain , Austrian famous Classicism landscape painter Johann Nepomuk Schoedlberger (1779 - 1853). For comparison with several works by Schoedlberger see our additional images.
Was initially trained for the school service and was a sign teacher at the Zollerschen main school in the suburb Neubau by Vienna. 1815 became Schödlberger member of the Academy of Fine Arts and held on to this (by Graf Lamberg protected) from 1816 the lecture "ideas about landscape painting". He hold frendship with painter Anton Petters and was influences by Claude Lorrain and Poussin. 1817/1818 he was in Italy. The Schödlberger´s works, who also worked as a theorist, dominated 1813-1822 the scenic part of the academy exhibitions. He painted in addition to effect pieces (which were already passé against 1820) also ideal Italian nature. In 1821 the artist made a large painting "Traunfall bei Gmunden" for Franz I of Austria. Also Ludwig I of Bavaria and the Grand Duke of Weimar were patrons that supported his talent. His paintings are represented in various museums of Austri, Germany, Italy and also in many private noble collections in Europe and Russia.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler", Vienna, 1975.
Technique: oil on wood panel. Old Hand-crafted wood frame.
Measurements: unframed w 21 1/4" x h 25 1/4" (54 x 64 cm); framed w 27 1/2" x h 31 1/2" (70 x 80 cm).
Condition: in quite good condition, professionally cleaned, some fine cracks and shrinkages on the tree leaves.