Large Antique oil painting of a mountain scene by Grob
By Konrad Grob ( Swiss, 1828 – 1904)
Konrad Grob ( Swiss, 1828 – 1904)
This lovely 19th century oil painting on canvas depicts a shepherdess sitting on a stone amidst a mountain landscape, with a lone goat looking up at her. She sits with her arms crossed and a sickle in one hand. Her expression gives the viewer the sense that she is content. The period gilt wood frame compliments it beautifully; a wonderful addition to any collection.
Signed: K. Grob
Frame height: 53" (134 cm)
Frame Width: 41" (104 cm)
Canvas height: 44" (111 cm)
Canvas width: 32" (81 cm)
Konrad Grob ( Swiss, 1828 – 1904) was born in Andelfingen in the and learned lithography in the 1840s in Winterthur. He travelled to Italy, where he worked in Verona and Naples. He later studied painting at the Academy of Arts in Munich, where he opened his own atelier and where he died in 1904.
He had quite some commercial success with romantic paintings of rural life. His best known painting is Pestalozzi bei den Waisen von Stans, shown today in the Offentliche Kunstsammlung (the Museum of Art) of Basel.