“Cows on the banks of the Starnbergersee”
Oil on canvas 6” x 10” unframed / 14" x 18" framed
Ludwig Sckell was born in October 1833 on Lock Mountain in Bavaria to the famed horticulturist Carl Ludwig Sckell and was the father of Louis Sckell who also gained great acclaim as a landscape artist. He spent most of his adult life in Munich Germany where he gained fame as one of the great landscape painters of his time. He was an honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. The work of this well listed and highly regarded 19th century German landscape artist has commanded extraordinary auction results for the past several decades in most parts of the world. His work is unmistakable. With a hint of the Barbizon style, his bold colors and perfect proportions combined with a naturalistic perspective create masterful compositions worthy of their praise. His pieces were often diminutive in size adding to their charm. The piece in our collection is an example of Sckell at his best.