Blick auf den Simssee im Frühling. Wohl um 1880. Oil on canvas. Signed in lower right. Verso of stretcher with a label that was inscribed in ink by hand. 57 x 121 cm (22.4 x 47.6 in). [FS].
PROVENANCE: Das Gemäldehaus - Horst Mahler, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned).
"Wenglein's prime position among German landscape artists is largely due to the fact that he remained true to his homeland with all his heart. This allows him to conceive and depict it from ever new perspectives. This love is the basis for his abundance of motifs!" (Quote from: Pecht, Friedrich: Josef Wenglein, in: Die Kunst für alle 8 (1893), pp. 177-179, here p. 177)