Signed and dated at lower left: "Paul Weber/1855"
Label (in ink): "View on the/Ohio River/Near [York] P.Weber"; "From/J.D.Williamson/#25 N.6th St.Eastside, Phila/Manufacturer of/Plain, ornamental and gilt/[illegible]"
Landscape and portrait painter Paul Weber studied in Frankfort, Germany and then immigrated to the United States, in 1848. He settled in Philadelphia where he was a frequent exhibitor at the Pennsylvania Academy from 1849. He returned to Europe traveling around Scotland and Germany in 1857.
Later he returned to the United States and was an instructor in Philadelphia his students including William Trost Richards, William Stanley Haseltine and Edward Moran. Weber died in Philadelphia in 1916.
This scene depicts the Ohio River which streams westward from Pittsburgh, PA.
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