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Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on canvas mounted to board painting titled "Weiden in der Abendsonne" or "Pastures in the Evening Sun" depicting a meadow with trees at dusk, the sunlight casting shadows of the trees into the foreground. Signed lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" and additional German inscription to stretcher. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved corner decoration. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 465, page 226. 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.