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Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on board painting titled "Boote auf dem Bodensee" or "Boats on Lake Constance" depicting a panoramic scene with two boats filled with figures floating on a lake with mountain landscape in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "J.Wp. lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" along with additional German inscription. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 4 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed: 10" H x 20" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 540, page 234. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no visible retouching. Frame with slight loss to right corner.