Karl Heffner

Very Large 19th-c Landscape by Karl Heffner, Late 19th Century
Oil Paint
48 x 63 in
A VERY large, gorgeous fall landscape in an elaborate hand-carved wooden frame (itself worth thousands) by late 19th century, by German landscape painter Karl Heffner. Heffner’s work is in the collections of numerous prestigious museums. He was a member of England’s Royal Academy, and showed in the Paris Universal Exhibition, among other honors. This grand painting would grace the dining room or living room of a refined, spacious home, and could certainly hold its own in a museum. Depicted is a fall day along a marshy waterway, with trees changing and losing their leaves, their melancholy reflections on the surface of the water. To the right side you can see a cluster of 18th-century rural homes and barns that form a small waterside village. I am guessing this scene is in Germany, where the artist mostly painted. 48”h x 63”w (35.5”h x 52.5”w unframed). Here his a biography, from a gallery which has carried his work: Biography from Odon Wagner Gallery Karl Heffner is best known for his panoramic views of expansive landscapes in northern Germany and also England.  Born in Wuerzberg Germany in 1849, Heffner originally studied music in Munich.  His studies in the arts began while working for and traveling with the English art dealer Wallis during the early 1870s. Heffner was a pupil of Johann Nepomuk Otto, Adolph Stademann, and Adolph Heinrich Lier.  In 1886 he was made an honorary member of the Academy of Munich, and in 1887 he obtained from the Prince Regent the title of professor. He exhibited in Vienna and Munich, and at the Royal Academy and Grosvenor Gallery in London.  In 1889 he received an honorable mention at the Universal Exposition in Paris.  His works have been displayed in museums in Bristol, Melbourne, Munich, Rome and Sydney. oil on canvas, 48”h x 63”w (35.5”h x 52.5”w unframed)