Emil Winnerwald, 1859-1934, graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 1881. He became renown as a "colorist," someone who could layer color upon color to achieve the kind of density that the human eye sees in nature. He's also known for the detail in his foregrounds.
Blue was always a central color of all his paintings, this motif in particular. The viewer has a clear sense of the lake water and distant mountains,key to it's fabled history. Additionally, the houses and villas along the shore add a human element to the scene, especially the little bench.
E Winnerwald has 13 pieces in Museums and Notable Collections. He showed at numerous Exhibitions throughout Europe, and won many prestigious prizes.
Painting is in excellent condition. Sticker on back notes that it was professionally conserved in 1976. 3 " gold frame is also in excellent condition; appears to be 22 ct, but test has not been done. Total size is 25 3/4 x 32 1/4 (framed.)
Lake Como, Italy, ca 1915, 19 3/4 x 26 1/4" (sight), Oil on Canvas
$1,595 $1,750 SALE