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Painting Title Landscape
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to Ferg, Adam Pankratz (Austrian painter 1651-1729)
Previously attributed to Ferg, Franz de Paula (Austrian painter and printmaker, 1689-1740)
Date Earliest possibly about 1680
Date Latest about 1729
Description A hilly landscape with trees and a pack train of mules with two figures and a dog on a road. The attribution to Ferg is traditional, however the painting does not stylistically match paintings by Franz de Paula Ferg, which are more precise in details. It is more likely that the painting was created by Adam Pankratz Ferg, of whom very little is known. A pair of landscape pictures attributed to Adam Pankratz Ferg, sold at Hampel Fine Art Auctions Munich (23 March 2007, lot 474), contain similar elements (e.g. the clouds) as YORAG : 594.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 594
Subject landscape
Measurements 19.3 x 28.5 cm
Material oil on canvas on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by John Burton 1882.
Principal Exhibitions Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Institution, York, 1893, no. 128 as by Ferg.
Publications York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. I: Foreign Schools 1350-1800, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1961, p. 89 as by Franz de Paula Ferg; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 279 as by Franz de Paula Ferg.

John Burton (1799-1882) was a horse dealer and farmer; he created a collection of paintings (mainly Victorian) in his villa in Poppleton, Yorkshire. He had been on the organising committees for the 1866 and 1879 exhibitions in York and decided to leave his collection to the citizens of York rather than his first choice, the National Gallery (he was persuaded to change his will a month prior to his death). The Burton Bequest of 127 pictures founded the York Gallery's permanent collection.

Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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