This is proved view of old German town Oberwesel on the Rhine river in the province Rheinland-Pfalz ( see our additional images for for topographical evidence). This painting is a pair to the previous item number 5439. It was executed by listed Austrian landscape and cityscape painter J.Wilhelm Jankowski (1825 Bohemia - 1870 Austria), who recieved his popularity with views of different European cities and landscapes in the middle of 19th century, for exemple views of Salzburg, Vienna, Traunsee, Rome, Sevilla, Melk, Venice, Gmunden, Heidelberg , Amsterdam and others. As it´s known from artist´s other cityscapes, along with the known city views, the artist created his views of cities in free " capriccio" style, from memory, often changing the real architecture.
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker and " Dictionary of Austrian artists " by Prof.H.Fuchs (in German).
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 27 " x h 21 5/8" (68,5 x 55 cm), framed w 35 " x h 29 " (89 x 73,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition, canvas professionally relined.