‘Chapel at Pürgg, Austria’ by Munich School Artist Hans Maurus
A scene of the Alpine village of Pürgg, with the mountain peak ‘The Grimming’ rising up in the background. Maurus was born in 1901 and along with his friend and mentor E.H. Compton was considered one of the last four ‘aces’ to come from the Munich School of Art. His talent for art developed early, long before his studies at the Art Academy. He died during the war in 1942. Ref.” Volmer, d.3, p 354; Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon – Internationale Künstlerdatenbank – Online. Signed lower left with ‘Breitbrunn,’ where his studio was. Titled ‘Pürgg mit Grimming’ verso. Framed in a period frame, dimensions are 31 inches tall by 38 3/4 inches wide. Canvas image is 22 3/4 inches by 30 7/8 inches.