1 April 2008
Carl Eduard Onken (German, 1846-1934)
Castle ruins in an extensive summer landscape, Hungary
signed and dated 'C Onken/94.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
47.5 x 61.5 cm.
Acquired in 1886 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein.
Schloss Eisgrub, Lednice, 1942.
Schloss Moosham, Salzburg, 1944.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945.
On loan to the Bank in Liechtenstein AG, Vaduz, 1961.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1989.
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Gemäldegalerie in Wien, Vienna, 1931, p. 210, no. 2053.
U. Thieme-F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Vol. 26, Leipzig, 1932, p. 21.
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