A Landscape with a Castle on a Hill

Franz de Paula Ferg (Vienna 1689 – London 1737)
National Trust Inventory Number 138307.1

Category Paintings
Date 1709 - 1737
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 737 x 610 mm (29 x 24 in)
Place of origin
Collection Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
On show at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Landscape with a Castle on a Hill by Franz de Paula Ferg (Vienna 1689 – London 1737), signed F. ferg f (one of a pair, NT/UPP/P/142b is other). The castle stands in the summit of a precipitous rock at the right, around which winds a river; a group of figures and a horseman on the river bank in the foreground. Austrian by birth, Ferg came to England in about 1718, and turned out quantities of small, precious landscapes in the Netherlandish manner.

Provenance

Early hanging-plans, in the Great Drawing Room: '18. [or 20.] Landscape Deferg' [between the windows]; H. R. Bolton's bill for cleaning pictures, 28th September 1869, in the Large Dining Rooom: '9 [or 10] Landscape. Italian Scenery by Francis Ferg.'; purchased by the National Trust from the Trustees of the late R.J. Meade-Fetherstonhaugh, Esq. in 1978

Credit line

Uppark, The Fetherstonhaugh Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

F. Ferg f (signed, bottom right corner)

Makers and roles

Franz de Paula Ferg (Vienna 1689 – London 1737), artist

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Periods 18th century (85078)
Maker Franz de Paula Ferg (Vienna 1689 – London 1737) (13)
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Object Type Oil painting (11376)

Record Status

Enhanced

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