Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Vienna 1793 - 1865 Hinterbrühl near Vienna)
Off to Church in Spring
Oil on Canvas
44 x 55 cm
Framed, signed and dated "Waldmüller 1863"
Catalogued and illustrated in: Bruno Grimschitz, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, published by Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1957, p.366, no. 983.
Rupert Feuchtmüller, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller 1793–1865, Leben, Schriften, Werke. With a catalogue raisonné by C. Wöhrer, Vienna 1996, p.524, no.1065. Letter of authentication issued by Bruno Grimschitz, dated March 1951, available; Letter of authentication issued by Dr. Gerbert Frodl, dated July 2012, available.
Provenance: Aenne Abels, Rheinischer Kunstsalon Cologne; Galerie J. Stuker, Bern, 24th art exhibition November 1951, no. 2360.
The present artwork is the second repeat of a composition which Waldmüller arranged for the first time in 1862 (cf. Feuchtmüller CR no. 1048; in the Museum Carolino Augusteum in Salzburg, and Feuchtmüller CR no. 1064; in the Wien Museum).