Oil on canvas of a shore view with a village and mountains by Paul Riess, German, 1857-1933, known for paintings of landscapes, cities, and nocturnal scenes with atmospheric technique.
Smoke rises from a chimney as a fishing boat is pulled to a boathouse as sea gulls land in the foreground. This finely detailed view of a fishing villages carries high detail that has a strong life-like quality and depth. Please note the fine brush work to the figures, boats and buildings. Signed lower right. It is a most calming and satisfying piece which carries an impressive gilt frame. Please call or email for enlargeable images which will show you the great details. Note, the image here has a bit of highlighting in the very foreground from my picture light.
H. 38″, w. 50.5″, d. 4″. $1950