Landscape painting with a waterfall near Sterzing in the South Tyrolean mountains was executed ca. in 1870s by famous Austrian landscape and marine painter Albert Rieger (1834 Triest - 1905 Vienna). The son and pupil of painter Giuseppe Rieger. In 1838 settled he with the family in Vienna. His works were exhibited in many exhibitions in Munich and Paris. Crown prince Rudolf bought his landscapes "Am Traunsee" and "Gosausee". Rieger was awarded with Gold Austrian Medal and Great Golden Swedish-Norwegian Medal.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999; Prof.H.Fuchs "Austrian Artists" Vienna, 1975 (both in German).
Inscription: signed lower left, on the back of the wood panel is original artist’s label in German: " Wasserfall bei Sterzing in Südtirolischen Gebirge. Gemalt von Albert Rieger" ( in English: Waterfall near Sterzing in the South Tyrolean Mountains).
Technique: oil on wood panel. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 17" x h 20 1/2" (43 x 52 cm), framed w 26 3/4" x h 31 1/8" (68 x 79 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.