Hermann Ottomar Herzog (German/American 1832-1932) oil on canvas titled "Twilight on The Venetian Lagoon". Signed "H. Herzog" lower right. Old owner label en verso as well as chalk inscription on top stretcher reading "Margaret 12/5/80 Lot 50" and black marker reading "NY x 867". Housed in a cove molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 22" H x 27" W. Framed – 27 1/2" H x 32" W. Biography (courtesy of AskART: The Artists' Bluebook): Sometimes spelled Hermon, Hermann Herzog studied at the Dusseldorf Academy and established himself as an artist early in life, counting Emperor Alexander of Russia and Queen Victoria as his clients. He moved to Philadelphia in 1869 and became fascinated with the American landscape, traveling extensively. He was acclaimed for his ability to capture the changing effects of light and atmosphere and variations in terrain. He exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (where he won a medal) and the National Academy of Design. Provenance: Purchased 1980 – Christie's. Private Knoxville, TN collection. Condition: Canvas overall very good condition. Frame with light crazing in lower corners.
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