Theodor Verhas (German,1811-1872)
View of the Old Bridge over the Neckar River and the Historic City Gate in Heidelberg, Germany
Watercolor and gouache on paper, signed with a "V" and retaining two inscriptions which are now mounted on the back of the frame.
Painting: 3.25" x 2.5"
Frame: 9.25" x 8"
Theodor Anton Maria Verhas (born August 1811 in Schwetzingen, and died November 1872 in Heidelberg) was a German artist and painter of the Romantic period. The son of a grand-ducal domain administrator, Verhas was for a short time a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg before he decided to pursue
painting. Following the Romantics, and under the influence of the Heidelberg painters Fohr, Rottman, and the brothers Fries, he turned to landscape painting. Verhas attended the Academy at Munich. On completion of his training Verhas moved to Heidelberg. During another visit to Munich, he created numerous small oil paintings that were purchased by art associations and private individuals. In 1856 Verhas returned with his wife Mina to Heidelberg. There he developed a bustling artistic career with his views of Heidelberg.