Frankfurt am Main, around 1755, assigned Christian Georg Schütz the Elder
In a large idyllic river landscape ancient ruins and a castle complex are depicted, the centre of the picture is enlivened by a resting shepherd, the right side shows rich vegetation in front of a hilly riverside landscape in the background.
Christian Georg Schütz the Elder (Flörsheim 1718- 1791 Frankfurt am Main) was a fresco and far;ade painter who worked at the courts of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Nassau-Saarbrücken during his years of travel before settling in Frankfurt am Main in 1743. He undertook study trips to the Rhine and Switzerland.
Around 1750 he worked for the Duke of Brunswick—Lüneburg and the Landgrave of Hesse for the residences in Kassel. In Goethe's time, his mostly ideal, romantic landscapes, influenced by the Middle Rhine and often executed in oil on canvas, were very popular and widespread. Another work has been preserved in Wilhelmshöhe Palace in Kassel, among other places.
Oil on canvas.
96 x 171 cm.