Sunset landscape with hunters was executed by Austrian painter and composer Désiré Thomassin (1858 in Vienna - 1933 in Munich).
At the age of 19, Thomassin became a student at the Royal Music School in Munich in 1877. Until 1881 he was a student of Professors Josef Gabriel Rheinberger and Max Hieber.
After completing his studies, Thomassin held various positions as a music teacher until 1883. Thomassin saw himself primarily as a composer. Despite some recognition in this field, he could not support his family with it. So he turned to painting. It is generally stated that Thomassin studied with Wilhelm von Diez at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich.
Thomassin's work focused on rural genre scenes, coastal landscapes and wintry ice landscapes in finely graded mood painting. He leaned heavily on Diez's naturalistic style. Thomassin was close to the Dachau artists' colony and was a member of the Reich Association of Visual Artists in Germany.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975; Münchner Maler IV, 1983; Vollmer IV, 1958, 439 .
Inscription: signed and titled Munich lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 24 1/3" x h 12" (62 x 30,5 ), framed each w 29 1/8" x h 16 1/2" (74 x 42 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.