Genre scene with tourists and peasants on the Lake Bled in Slovenia was executed in 1854 by famous Austrian landscape painter Ludwig Halauska ( 1827 Waidhofen an der Ybbs - 1882 Vienna). His Austrian and South German landscapes became high popularity among collectors. Halauska studied at the Viennese Art Academy under Thomas Ender and Franz Steinfeld.From Vienna ntertook he study trips to Austrian and Bavarian Alpenland and to Rhine- and Main areas. His paintings show a certain preference for bright colour and the representation of cheerful mountain landscapes. They retain the character of the Viennese landscape painting around 1840 in the kind Waldmueller, Gauermann and Franz Steinfeld. He appears only later in a broader colour, affected by the Colorism of the newer Viennese school.
Literature : Prof. H.Fuchs " Lexicon of Austrian Artists", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed and dated 1854 , lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper, matted and framed in antique furnitured frame.
Measurements: unframed w 15 3/4" x h 10 5/8" (40 x 27 cm), framed w 24" x h 18 7/8" (61 x 48 cm).
Condition: in good condition.