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[Original Signed Watercolour of the Hoher Markt in Vienna].
Ca. 1850. Watercolour on paper, ca. 27x19,5 cm (10 ½ x 7 ½ in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour is by Gustav Benesch who was well known for his cityscapes of Vienna. This painting shows the Hoher Markt, the oldest square in Vienna with the large Vermählungsbrunnen (Wedding Fountain) in the centre. "The monumental fountain was designed by the court architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and constructed from 1729 to 1732 by his son, Joseph Emanuel. The Baroque fountain depicts the supposed marriage between Joseph and Mary by the High Priest under a bronze baldachin, supported by four large Corinthian columns" (A view on cities on-line/ Vienna).