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J. Brunner 1869 Oil on Canvas Austrian Landscape with Lake and Mountain Painting


This very fine quality 19th century oil on canvas in dark brown wood frame with gold leaves details throughout is signed by Joseph Brunner (Vienna 1826-1893) and was painted in 1869. This oil painting bucolic landscape depicts the Attersee, a lake in Austria surrounded by the mountains and by a pristine nature. The peaceful overall impression shaped by lake’s play of light meandering between turquoise and matte pale blue is perfectly emphasized by trees’ various green tones. The white, gray and light brown rocky mountains embrace the lake and the light blue cloudy sky enhances the feeling of tranquillity. In the quiet lake, in the middle of the painting, a father is fishing on a boat while his little daughter is looking at him, this scene surrounded by this beautiful natural environment reflects calm and contemplativeness. In the present work, Brunner presents an extremely detailed view of the lake starting from the water of the lake in foreground and the dark brown rocks covered with moss and with small red flowers in some points at the bottom, till the leaves on the pine trees painted with small, deft brushstrokes. In the background to the right of the painting you can also see a small village. The painter is very able to catch the luxuriant character of the whole landscape and this painting is a celebration of the nuances of atmosphere, weather, and light that recalls Barbizon’s school realism traits. The painting is signed and dated Jos. Brunner 1869 at the bottom right corner. The painter hand wrote an inscription in German with his name and a fully detailed description of the place he was painting (Der Attersee mit den Schafberg, der Drachenstein- Wond und den Dorfe Unter – Ach.) and put it on a sheet glued to the back of the frame. There is also an Italian hand wrote inscription at the bottom left verso (In memoria del 31 Gennaio 1867 giorno di nascita dell’Achille), it seems to indicate that this painting was a celebration for the day of birth of Achille that happened on January 31st, 1867. These very important and unusual handwritten notes contribute to making this extraordinary painting even more magical, rare and precious. Very good condition and handsome original patina, interesting cracquele in some points. New dark brown wood frame with gold leaves details throughout. Measures: Framed width 110cm, height 77 cm, depth 5 cm. Bibliography: • Rudolf Schmidt: Österreichisches Künstlerlexikon. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Wien: Tusch 1974-1980 • Ulrich Thieme / Felix Becker [Hg.]: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. 37 Bände. Leipzig: Engelmann 1907-1950 • Alphons Lhotsky: Die Baugeschichte der Museen und der neuen Burg. Wien: F. bergere 1941 (Festschrift des Kunsthistorischen Museums zur Feier des fünfzigjährigen Bestandes, 1). Band 1, S. 174 • Renate Wagner-Rieger [Hg.]: Die Ringstraße. Bild einer Epoche. Die Erweiterung der Inneren Stadt Wien unter Kaiser Franz Joseph. Band 10. Wiesbaden: Steiner 1981, S. 241, 243, 245 • Rudolf Schmidt: Das Wiener Künstlerhaus. Eine Chronik 1861-1951. Wien: Gesellschaft Bildender Künstler Wiens 1951, S. 33, 38, 104, 121 Please Note: delivery date may vary due to exportation procedure that can last up to 40 days


  • Creator
    Joseph Brunner (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 43.31 in. (110 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Style
    Barbizon School (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Replacements made: Newly Framed. Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition and handsome original patina, interesting and stable cracquele in some points.Saturated colors.
  • Seller Location
    Firenze, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Galleria Antonio Esposito di Chiara Esposito1stDibs: LU950313827831

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