Entered the current owners' family collection in the late 1940s
Son of an art dealer, Franz-Richard Unterberger studied painting in Munich in the 1850s, and then moved to Dusseldorf in the 1860s where he focused on mountain landscapes. He painted numerous vedute of Venice, Naples and its surroundings, and romantic views of Amalfi and its coast, similar to the one we are here presenting.
The painting sits on its original canvas.
Under UV light, a few repaints are scattered on the surface, a long vertical scratch has been filled in and a repaint appears lower left.
The painting was restored recently.
The painting is probably in its original frame.
The painting is clearer in reality than it appears on the photograph. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."