FERDINAND GEORG WALDMÜLLER

Vienna 1793 - 1865 Hinterbrühl close to Vienna
After beginnings as a painter of stage designs and copyist, Waldmüller was a late starter in finding his own artistic expression. In addition to portrait and genre painting, he turned to landscapes. He disliked composed and dressed-up fantasy pieces, and demanded veracity in the portrayal of nature. The bright sunlight, adding clarity, warmth and serenity to his works, is unique.

In 1830 Waldmüller became curator of the gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Quarrelsome and stubborn, the artist campaigned for the reform of academic training, and for an unadulterated view of nature as a guiding principle. His uncompromising stance earned him forced retirement and isolation among Vienna’s artists.


Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Flowers in a Porcelain Vase with Candlestick and Silver Vessels, 1839

Oil on wood, height 47 cm, width 38 cm
Inv.-No. GE2460
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Lake Fuschl with the Schafberg, c. 1835

Oil on cardboard, height 27 cm, width 45 cm
Inv.-No. GE1602
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Lime-kiln in the Hinterbrühl, c. 1845

Oil on panel, height 44 cm, width 55 cm
Inv.-No. GE1605
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Maternal Admonition, 1850

Oil on cradeled panel, height 62 cm, width 77 cm
Inv.-No. GE2153
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Mountain Landscape with the Ruin of Liechtenstein near Mödling, 1859

Oil on panel, height 42 cm, width 53 cm
Inv.-No. GE1603
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Portrait of the architect Charles de Moreau (1758-1841), 1822

Oil on canvas, height 55 cm, width 45 cm
Inv.-No. GE1597
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Portrait of the Future Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (1830-1916) as a Grenadier with Toy Soldiers, 1832

Oil on panel, height 35 cm, width 29 cm
Inv.-No. GE1606
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Portrait of Thiery, Landlord of the Wolf-in-the-Meadow Inn, 1833

Oil on canvas, height 66 cm, width 53 cm
Inv.-No. GE1608
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Red and White Grapes with Silver Tableware, 1841

Oil on canvas, height 48 cm, width 38 cm
Inv.-No. GE2477
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Revival to New Life, 1852

Oil on cradeled panel, height 62 cm, width 79 cm
Inv.-No. GE2151
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Roses, 1843

Oil on panel, height 48 cm, width 39 cm
Inv.-No. GE2145
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Ruines of the greek theater in Taormina towards the straits of Messina, 1844

Oil on wood, height 18 cm, width 31 cm
Inv.-No. GE2386
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
The halted Pilgrimage, 1853

Oil on cradeled panel, height 46 cm, width 58 cm
Inv.-No. GE2391
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
The Homecoming, 1833

Oil on panel, height 35.5 cm, width 28.8 cm
Private collection, on permanent loan to the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM, (Feuchtmüller WV. 397)
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
The lesson, 1837

Oil on paper, height 25 cm, width 22 cm
Inv.-No. GR2420
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
The Ruins of the Greek Theatre at Taormina on Sicily, 1844

Oil on panel, height 38 cm, width 60 cm
Inv.-No. GE1595
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
The Ruins of the Temple of Juno Lacinia at Agrigento, c. 1845

Oil on panel, height 31 cm, width 39 cm
Inv.-No. GE1599
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
View of Mödling, 1848

Oil on canvas, height 56 cm, width 69 cm
Inv.-No. GE1604
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