View of Tratzberg Castle near Jengbach / Tyrol executed by Austrian landscape painter, watercolorist, etcher and lithographer Joseph Höger (1801 - Vienna - 1877). The autenticy of this work was confirmed by prominent expert Dr.Walter Koschatzky, Albertina museum, on 14.11.1966 as well as by watercolour expert of Viennese Dorotheum Dr.Huck ( see cat.of the Dorotheum sale on 2.10.2018, Lot No. 200.
Together with his brother-in-law Friedrich Gauermann, Joseph Höger undertook several art hikes, for example to Venice and Northern Italy in 1838. In 1843 he became a professor at the Vienna Academy, where he had also studied.
He is known for his atmospheric and at the same time dramatic forest and mountain landscapes, but also for his fine and detailed watercolors. That is why he was jokingly given the nickname "Trees-Raffael" in the circle of friends. For this reason, many of his sheets were used as templates for lithographs.
Literature : (in German): Prof. H.Fuchs"Austrian artist of 19th century" , Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker " General artist lexicon", Leipzig, 1999.
Technique: watercolour on paper, matted and in original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 9 7/8 " x h 7 7/8" (25 x 20 cm), framed w 14 1/8"x h 12 2/3" (36 x 32 cm).
Condition: very good .