C. 1910 large oil on canvas by renown artist Herman Herzog(1832-1932). Born in Bremen, Germany and came to Philadelphia in the 1860’s and lived there until his death. A prolific painter of landscapes, his airy, ethereal soft, pleasing colors and masterful use of light makes his works highly sought after. Prior to his arrival in Philadelphia he studied in Dusseldorf with Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and later with the famous Norwegian painter Hans Gude. In America he painted landscapes far and wide. His works are in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. He is listed in all major art references and several publications on his work are available.
This painting Herzog tittles “Midday in the Alps” features a lone eagle flying through a deep valley. The painting has been professionally cleaned but has no damage or repair. Very faint stretcher lines are visible at certain angles. The painting is signed in the lower left and on the reverse. It is in a fine gilt and paint custom frame. Measures 18”x 23”.
Early 20th C. Herman Herzog Oil Painting