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Venice by Franz Richard Unterberger

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The expansive sky and calm waters give this painting a tranquil serenity

Key Features

  • Artist Franz Richard Unterberger renders an incredible Venetian view in this desirable work of art
  • The artist's keen eye for realistic detail is a hallmark of his immense talent
  • Unterberger's paintings of Venice are considered among the best of the genre
  • The painting is displayed in its original gilt wood frame
  • Signed "F.R. Unterberger" (lower left); Oil on panel
  • Panel: 22 1/2" high x 14 7/8" wide; Frame: 33 1/8" high x 25 7/8" wide

Item Details

  • Width:
    P:14 7/8" F:25 7/8" Inches
  • Height:
    P:22 1/2" F:33 1/8" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Other Europe
  • Subject:
  • Artist:
    Unterberger, Franz Richard
Franz Richard Unterberger
1838-1902 · Austrian


Signed "F.R. Unterberger" (lower left)
Oil on panel

The canal-laden cityscape and unique Gothic architecture of Venice takes center stage in this magnificent oil painting by Austrian artist Franz Richard Unterberger. Known for his romantic style that focused upon genre, landscape, and architectural subjects, it is his views of this centuries-old "city of water" that are the most desired by collectors.

Unterberger began his artistic studies in 1853 at the Munich Academy. He soon moved on to continue his training at the Weimar Academy under Albert Zimmermann, and by 1859, Unterberger enrolled at the Düsseldorf Academy where he was taught by the famed landscape artist Andreas Achenbach.

Unterberger visited and painted in Norway and Belgium between 1860 and 1874, settling in Brussels during this time in 1864. During this period, he usually spent summers just outside of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, and from there he visited the scenic locales in Italy that would inspire some of his best artworks. The concentration Unterberger placed upon the building facades and the play of light upon the tranquil canals is photographic in execution and detail. He also found great success in Vienna, where he exhibited and received several medals, including the Order of Francis Joseph. 

Venice is displayed within its original gilt wood frame.

Private collection, Flint, Michigan

Panel: 22 1/2" high x 14 7/8" wide
Frame: 33 1/8" high x 25 7/8" wide

Artist's Museums:
Musée de Louviers, Normandy, France
Troyes Museum, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Ferdinandeum Museum, Innsbruck, Austria
National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Painting by William Bouguereau

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