10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 11,250
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
Franz Richard Unterberger (Austrian, 1837-1902)
A stall on the shore, the Bay of Naples; and On the grand tour, Pompeii
both signed 'F.R. UNTERBERGER' (lower right), the former inscribed 'Veduta presa di chiaja./...golo' (on the reverse), the latter 'Entrata del tempio d'E.../al foro Triagalare a Pompei' (on the reverse)
oil on board
7 x 10¼ in. (17.8 x 26 cm.)
a pair (2)
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Franz Richard Unterberger was born into an artistic family in 1860 and received his artistic training at the Munich Academy. During the 1860s, after studying at the Düsseldorf Academy - the leading school of landscape painting at the time - Unterberger travelled extensively. During his trip to Naples and Southern Italy the artist seems to have been attracted to the picturesque scenes and people from this region. His atttempts to capture on canvas the light atmosphere and warm climate of the region eventually made him one of the most famous landscape painters of this naturalistic genre. By the 1880s Unterberger exhibited extensively throughout Europe and had become internationally famous.
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