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Antique Large Painting Ferry Crossing in a Winter Landscape by H.Muller 1838

Antique Large Painting Ferry Crossing in a Winter Landscape by  H.Muller 1838 | Ref. no. 08640 Sold

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This is a beautiful large antique oil on canvas painting of Ferry crossing in a winter landscape, signed and dated H Muller 1838, lower left.

This painting features a rural landscape with figures in a rowing boat crossing  a river and sheep being herded with a large rustic cottage and a windmill in the background.

The painting presents idyllic scene and the artist used of very delicate palette of colours and has succeeded in adding some serenity  to the landscape.

Housed in it's original and magnificent gilt gallery frame.


In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned and restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 105 x Width 160 x Depth 11 - Frame

Height 85 x Width 140 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 5 feet, 3 inches x Depth 4 inches - Frame

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches - Canvas

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


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Our reference: 08640