Twilight landscape with peasant family on the home way from field work was executed in 1864 by important representative of the Duesseldorf school, Swiss-German genre and landscape painter Carl Schlesinger (1825 Lausanne - 1893 in Düsseldorf).
Schlesinger began his painting apprenticeship in Hamburg with Gerdt Hardorff and Hermann Kauffmann and continued 1844 at the Prague Academy with Christian Ruben. 1850 he came to Antwerp, where he finished his apprenticeship.
Since 1852 he lived in Düsseldorf, where his brother Felix, who is attributed also to the Düsseldorf school, received an education at the academy and by Rudolf Jordan. From there he undertook many study trips. From 1852 to 1893, Carl Schlesinger belonged to the Paintbox Artist Association. He was also a member of the Hamburg Artists ´ Association since 1832.
Literature: Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte. Dresden 1898, Band 2, Teil 2, S. 579 f.; Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Kuenstlerlexikon". Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed "C.Schlesinger, DSF.(Duesseldorf), 1864", lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, antique gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 43 1/4" x h 29 1/2" (110 x 75 cm); framed w 52" x h 38 1/8" (132 x 97 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, professionally relining of canvas.