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Winter scene in a Dutch town with ice-scatters on frozen lake was executed by well-renown Austrian marine and landscape painter Josef Carl Berthold Puettner (1821 - 1881), who a long time worked in Holland and numerous his marine works depicting dutch harbour scenes. in 1846/1847 he lived in Rome, travelled to Holland, Island. In 1852-1853 - North and South America.After 1869 he settled in Bad Vööslau by Vienna. Most important works by Puettner are in Museums: Rudolfinum in Praque, Salzburg, castle Weikersdorf and under important european and american collections.
Literature: Thieme-Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler"; H.Fuchs "Die Osterreichischen Maler".
Inscription: signed indistinctly lower rechts.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 39 1/3" x h 27 1/2" (100 x 70 cm); framed w 50 1/2" x h 38 1/3" (127,5 x 97,5 cm).