20th Century French School Oil Painting of the Schönbrunn Palace Garden Gloriette
A wooden frame, oil on cardboard painting of The Schönbrunn Palace garden gloriette ( French - gloire means little room ) and of the Neptune fountain with green landscaping, in good condition. Monogrammed AR on the lower right. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1920, France.
Without the frame: 12" H x 15.75" W
The Schönbrunn Palace, in German Schloss Schönbrunn was built 1695 in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Rococo palace was built by the well-known Austrian architect, sculptor Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The name Schönbrunn means beautiful spring. The largest gloriette is in the Schönbrunn Palace, built in 1775, it was the last constructed building in the garden. Until 1950's the palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs. Neptune the Greek god is the god of freshwater and the sea in the Roman religion. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune is the brother of god Jupiter and Pluto.
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 14" H x 18" W x 0.75" L Weight: 5 lbs