This painting depicted Rhine river landscape with view of famous rock Lurley (also Lorelei, Loreleï, Lurelei, Lurlei). Lurley is a slate rock in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley near Sankt Goarshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, which is 132 meters high on the eastern, right bank of the Rhine and rises steeply on the inside of a curve in the Rhine. The view from above of the curves of the Rhine and Sankt Goarshausen with Katz Castle is a magnet for tourists.
This romantically painting was executed in 1863 by good listed German painter and drawer Johann Friedrich Stock (1800 in Bremen - 1866 in Breslau).
Johann Friedrich Stock studied in 1824 at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He then worked in Berlin as a landscape and architectural painter and was employed as a draftsman in the studio of Paul Gropius, the son of Carl Wilhelm Gropius. In 1839 he exhibited a series of landscape oil paintings. He created numerous drawings for engravings of Berlin buildings and cityscapes, which were represented in gallery works such as the Spiker. In 1851 he traveled to Rome and Naples.
Literature: artist lexicons by Thieme/Becker; Saur.
Inscription: numbered , signed and dated 1863, lower in the left part, on the back of canvas , on the back of the canvas - artist‘s memory inscription in German: "Nr. 240, Lurley a/r ( in English: Lurley on Rhine) J.F. Stock, 1863".
Material: oil on canvas, gilt original period frame.
Dimensions: unframed w 29 1/3" x h 17 3/4" (74,5 x 45 cm), framed w 39 1/2"x h 27 1/8" (100,5 x 69 cm)
Condition: very good condition.