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1793-1865 Austria/Romanticism

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Brief Biography-Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, of the Biedermeier period, was born in Vienna in 1793. His parents, who preferred him to enter the church, disinherited him when he took up painting. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts for a short time and found a position as drawing master to the children of Count Gyulay in Zagreb to help him over. He became a professor of painting at the Academy in 1829. Waldmüller was a portraitist and still-life painter; however, his realist landscapes stood out above all other works, particularly his naturalist paintings of trees. One of his most famous portraits was of Ludwig van Beethoven. When he was in London, Queen Victoria bought thirty-one of his paintings, of which only two remain in Osborne House. Besides painting still-lifes, he painted genre scenes, and some of his work is plein-air in the description. Waldmüller never quite agreed with the academic views of the Academy; however, in 1865, Waldmüller received a knighthood, and his works became an influence on many great artists after him. He died in Hinterbrühl in 1865. His paintings hang in the numerous galleries of Germany and Austria.

 

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A Prater Landscape

A Prater Landscape

Traveling Family

A Traveling Family of Beggars is Rewarded by Poor Peasants on Christmas Eve

After Confirmation

After Confirmation

The old Heumuller

Yard of the old Heumuller

After the School

After the School

Amoureux Surpris

Amoureux Surpris

At the Farrier

At the Farrier

At the Fountain

At the Fountain in Taormina

Monastery Gate

At the Monastery Gate

At the Ruins

At the Ruins of the Fire

Blessing

Blessing

Bouquet

Bouquet in an Attic Bell Crater

Bouquet of Roses

Bouquet of Roses

Brushwood Collectors

Brushwood Collectors

Burgruine Klamm

Burgruine Klamm in Schottwien with Robbers

Charity

Charity

At the Window

Children at the Window

Children

Children

Children in the Press

Children in the Press House

Children of Poor

Children of Poor Parents get Winter Clothes from the Community on Spittelberg on Saint-Michael-Day

Breakfast

Children Received their Breakfast

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

Church Attendance

Church Attendance in the Spring

Laborer's Breakfast

Construction Laborers Received their Breakfast

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Morning

Depleted Power

Depleted Power

Early Spring

Early Spring

Spring

Early Spring in the Wienerwald

The Newlyweds

Entrance of the Newlyweds

Extreme Unction

Extreme Unction

Farewell

Farewell to the Bride by the Parents

Farewell

Farewell to the Bride

Birthday

Grandfather's Birthday

Forest Road

Forest Road with Oxcart

Girl Adorns the Virgin

Girl Adorns the Virgin Mary with a Rose

Contemplation

Girl Lost in Contemplation of an Image of the Virgin

Greek Theater

Greek Theater in Taormina

Grandma's Birthday

Grandma's Birthday

Grapes

Grapes

Great Prater

Great Prater Landscape

Harvest Homecoming

Homecoming from the Harvest

György Gaál

Gyorgy Gaal

Hallstatt

Hallstatt

Hohenzollern

Hohenzollern Waterfall

Homecoming

Homecoming into the Fathers House

Homecomming

Homecomming

Lake Fuschel

Lake Fuschel with Schafberg

Herd of Goats

Landscape with Herd of Goats

Maid with Garland

Maid with Garland

Vineyard

Landscape with Vineyard

Laughing Peasant-

Laughing Peasant-Boy

Lime kiln

Lime kiln in the Hinterbruhl

The Black Camel

Logo of the Restaurant To the Black Camel

Lovers

Lovers at a Crossroads Return from Work

Peasant Wedding

Lower-Austrian Peasant Wedding

Liechtenstein

Landscape with the Ruins of Liechtenstein in Modling

Maple Trees

Maple Trees Near Ischl

Meeting

Meeting in the Woods

Mill at Konigssee

Mill at the Outlet of the Konigssee

Mother Holzmeister

Mother of Captain of Stierle Holzmeister