|Description: ||Signed and dated at lower right: "Paul Weber/1852"|
Gottlieb Daniel Paul Weber was born in Darmstadt, Germany. He studied in Frankfurt, Munich, and Antwerp, and arrived in Philadelphia as a fully trained artist in 1849. Weber exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts every year that he lived in the city and was highly regarded for his academic landscape subjects. In addition to being a successful painter he was an influential teacher whose pupils included his son Carl Weber (1850-1921), nephew Carl Phillipp Weber (1849-1921), William Trost Richards (1833-1905) and William S. Haseltine (1835-1900). Paul Weber returned to his native city in 1861 and was appointed court painter to the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. He died in Munich.
This landscape, a fine example of Weber's German views, was painted in 1852, the year he exhibited two Tyrolean scenes at the Academy.
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