Oil on canvas,
Stuttgart, signed and dated Adolf Friedrich Harper 1786
Large landscape in front of the sunset with resting wanderers on a river course with a large waterfall in the depth of the picture. In the background, you can see remains of a castle complex. The painting is made by the Württemberg court painter Adolf Friedrich Harper (1725-1806), who grew up in Berlin and learned there from his father in the workshop. He entered ducal Württemberg service in 1756, which enabled him to make several extended trips to Italy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe called Harper a born landscape painter. Harper was appointed court painter in 1759, professor at the 'Hohe Karlsschule'in Stuttgartin 1761, and gallery director of the collections in 1784. Several paintings by him have survived in the ducal family.
This painting also comes from the private property of the Dukes of Württemberg and there are still significant works by him, for example, in Ludwigsburg Palace.
Height: 150 cm, width: 185 cm; (with frame)