View of the famous mountain top Wetterhorn in Switzerland by one of most important Austrian-German Biedermeier landscape artist Johann Fischbach ( 1797 Castle Grefenberg by Krems - 1871 Munich).
He studied at the Vienna Art Academy since 1813 and recieved the Great Prize for his " Idealistic Landscape".In 1825 he travelled through Switzerland and Germany . In 1837 he lived in Rome, since 1840 he settled in Salzburg and since 1860 - in Munich. He created famous landscape series "Views of Salzburg and Upper Austria" and " Trees of Germany".
For topographical identicy of painting see our additional image of the painting by Joseph Anton Koch und Johann Ludwig Schirmer.
Literature : Thieme/Becker "Dictionary of artists from antique to present(in german)", Lepzig, 1999; Prof.H.Fuchs " Austrian painters of 19th century", Vienna, 1975; Nikolaus Schaffer "Johann Fischbach" , Salzburg, Museum "Carolino Augusteum" (all in German).
Inscription: signed lower left .
Technique: oil on paper laid down on cardboard Original gold period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 7 1/8" x h 6 5/8 " (18 x 16,8 cm); framed w 13 1/4 " x h 12 5/8 " (33,5 x 32 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.