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Artist:     Joseph von Altenkopf (Austrian, 1818 -1868)
Title:     View of town Ober-Tarvis on the Slovenian-Italian border
Item ID   5393
Price:     350.00 €


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Ober-Tarvis ( in Italian Tarvisio , Slovenian: Trbiž) is a city with 4211 inhabitants in Italy in the northeastern part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the Italian-Austrian-Slovenian Borde triangle in the Canal Valley.

Thiis view of Tarvisio or in German Ober Tarvis was executed by Austrian landscape painter Joseph Altenkopf (1818 in Vienna - - after 1868 probably in Eisenstadt). As the son of a principal school principal, Altenkopf initially worked as a civil servant. However, this did not appeal to him, which is why he started a scientific career as a teacher, but also broke it off after a short time and devoted himself to art. He painted landscapes as oil paintings, for which he became known. He was also the director of a gallery in Esterházy. In 1850 he exhibited his most famous works at the Austrian art association.

Literature: Ptof.H. Fuchs "Austrian Aritsts of 19 century", Vienna, 1975

Inscription: on the back of watercolour: signed and titled ( incl. name of town and all mount tops); antique bronze plaque with the artist´s name mounted to the original frame.

Technique: watercolour on paper. Original gold-plated frame.

Measurements: unframed w 9 1/2" x h 7 3/4" 24 x 19,5 cm), , framed w 12 1/4" x h 10 1/4" (31 x26 cm)

Condition: in good condition.

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