View of picturescue village Gandria on Lugano Lake and mount Monte Brč On the background. This colourfully painting was executed in the early 20th century by renowned and good listed Austrian landscape painter Alois Arnegger (1879-1967). The artist studied at the Vienna Academy under R. Russ and Eisenmenger and became his glory and popularity among collectors around the world for his panoramic italian views and landscapes from Alps. Other works by A. Arnegger see under item numbers: 2, 1509, 1799, 1825, 4978.
Gandria on Lugano Lake is the last Swiss village before the Italian border. The mountain peaks opposite the residential area are already on Italian soil, but the village center at their feet still belongs to Switzerland: it is the Cantine di Gandria, where the inhabitants used to store wine, sausages and cheese in a cool place.
Literature: Prof. H.Fuchs "Die Österreichische Maler des 19 und 20 Jahrhunderts", Vienna, 1975
Inscription: signed A.Arnegger lower right, on the edge of the canvas titled by the artist: "Gandria".
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame .
Measurements: unframed w 39 3/8" x h 27 1/2" 100 x 70 cm), framed w 46 7/8" x h 34 5/8" (119 x 88 cm).
Condition: very good.