G. Butzengeiger Mountain Stream with Mountain Jungfrau, Oil on Canvas, 19th
Item e6779

An impressive oil painting depicting a high mountain landscape with mountain stream in the Bernese highlands, Switzerland. With a farmer maid walking over a bridge and a Swiss mountain hut and mountain 'Jungfrau' (virgin) in the back. Oil painting on canvas with pastell colors. Painted by G. Butzengeiger late 19th century. Framed with antique richly decorated gilded frame. Signed with 'G. Butzengeiger' on the front.

The Biedermeier period runs parallel to the Romantic period and both are characterized by similar features. Domesticity, closeness to nature, folksiness and need for harmony are buzzwords of this time. The focus is on the simple, the conservative and the tried and tested. There is little experimentation and more observation and enjoyment. The art style is kept very realistic and shows great similarity to photography. Domestic idyllic representations, beautiful landscape and impressive portraits are the most popular topics for oil paintings until the end of the 19th century.

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Width: 37.4" (95 cm)
Height: 30.31" (77 cm)
Depth: 2.95" (7.5 cm)
Inside width: 25.2" (64 cm)
Inside height: 18.11" (46 cm)

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