This panoramic view of the Lake Walenstein in the Swiss canton St.Gallen was executed in 1874 by good-listed painter Jean François Xavier ROFFIAEN (1820-1898). Jean François Xavier Roffiaen (1820, Ypres, West Flanders - 1898, Ixelles) was a Belgian landscape painter who specialized in painting Alpine landscapes. Full artist´s biography see in on-line wikipedia (in English).
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999.
Inscription: signed and dated 1874 lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Salon gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 26 3/4" x h 14" (68 x 35,5 cm), framed w 30 1/2" x h 18 1/4" (77,5 x 46,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition, canvas profession relined.