LANG Franz Xaver
THE CHILDREN’S DAYCARE
Oil on canvas. 131 x 90.5 cm / 51.6 x 35.6 in
Signed and dated '47' lower right; inscriptions on the frame: 'Sammlung Hohensee 1967 Nov-18 - Restauriert 67 Nov-' and 'Hohensee - Hameln Inv. Nr. KG4'
Painter of history, portraits, landscapes and seascapes; lithographer.
Franz Xaver Lang painter to the city of Ulm between 1829 and 1848. He also worked in Munich, Augsburg and Stuttgart. He was influenced by the Munich School and by Wilhelm von Kobell (1766-1855). As a painter of children, his work bore a resemblance to that of Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810). His major work is “The Orphanage” (1847).
The Museum of Ulm has a journal belonging to Lang which contains sketches of his trips to Württemberg, Bavaria and Switzerland, as well as a number of paintings and two lithographs.
Wurzach 1799 - Wolfegg 1873
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 8, p. 408.
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1976, Vol. 22, p. 315.