”Peasant women at the grain field”, this impressionistic work was executed by Austrian landscape painter and etcher Ludwig Willroider (1845 in Villach, Carinthia - 1910 in Bernried am Starnberger See).
The landscape painter Ludwig Willroider was born in 1845 as the son of a master builder in Villach, Austria. Initially he was trained as a carpenter in his father's business and taught drawing by his older brother Josef Willroider. In 1866 Ludwig Willroider moved to Munich and attended the academy, where Eduard Schleich the Elder taught him. Ä., like his brother Josef before, was a formative teacher. Willroider was close to the circle around the academy professor Adolf Lier and received important suggestions from this landscape painter, which had a lasting influence on his work. A close artistic friendship connected him with Carl Ebert since their time together at the Academy, whose contact with the plein-air painters Christian Friedrich Mali and Anton Braith also left traces in Willroider's work. Ludwig Willroider drew inspiration for his pictures from a direct view of nature. His popular motifs included the Upper Bavarian landscape, especially Lake Starnberg and the Isar Valley. He also captured his native land of Carinthia, to which he often returned on study trips, in his paintings. From the mid-1880s, he increasingly created paintings with landscapes from South Tyrol and northern Italy. At exhibitions in the Glaspalast in Munich, Willroider's works were highly praised and the artist was honored with numerous medals. In 1883 Willroider was made an honorary member of the Munich Academy and three years later received the title of professor. The painter lived in Munich and on Lake Starnberg until his death in 1910. Ludwig Willroider's paintings can be found in the Georg Schäfer Museum in Schweinfurt, the Landesmuse
Literature:artist lexicons (all in Getman): by Würzbach; by Boetticher; by Vollmer; by Prof.Fuchs.
Inscription: on the back of the panel- artist's estate stamp.
Technique: oil on wood panel. Luxuriousy Gold-plated frame. o
Measurements: Unframed w 18 7/8” x h 13” (48 x 33 cm), framed w 22 2/3” x h 16 3/4” (57,5 x 42,5 cm)
Condition:in very good condition.