Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Massachusetts view. 14" x 20" bio from ask art.com: He came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1852, painting his characteristic picturesque winter landscapes with genre elements. His images were published as chromo-lithographs by the Boston art-print publisher, Louis Prang. Morviller exhibited in Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, Illinois; and New York City; as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and for twenty years at the Boston Athenaeum. His work is in the collections of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Stowe-Day Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut; and public libraries in Malden, Massachusetts; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Topeka, Kansas.
Joseph Morviller's work is included in John Driscoll's book, All That Is Glorious Around Us: Paintings From The Hudson River School, published in 1997 by Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London. The paintings in the book were part of a traveling exhibition that was shown, in 1997, at the Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; in 1998, at the Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, in University Park; in 1999, at the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; and later that same year, at the National Academy of Design, New York City.