Luise von Begas-Parmentier (Austrian 1850-1920)
River Landscape in Spring
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
Painting Size: 23.5”” x 18.25”
Frame Size: 29.75 ” x 24.25”
A painter of landscapes and architecture, Begas-Parmentier was the wife of artist d’Adalbert Begas. She studied with the landscape painter Emil Jakob Schindler and the etcher Wilhelm Unger. At the age of 22 she began to exhibit scenes of rural Austria at the Künstlerhaus . Around 1875, she began making study trips to Italy. Motifs set in the Italian countryside and small Italian villages soon became the favorite subject for her paintings and she began to exhibit those at the Academy of Berlin. At the age of 27 she married Begas, who was then 42 and they moved to a quiet corner of Berlin south of the Tiergarten. (This canvas has a Berlin suppliers stencil on the stretcher.) The two of them continued annual visits to Italy until Adalbert Begas’ death in 1888. His widow continued traveling to and painting scenes of italy. Begas-Parmentier died in Berlin in 1920.
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