Wooden frame from “kunstgalerie Pfeil” (art gallery Pfeil) Heilbronn (south Germany). Wooden frame marked with 199 German Reichsmark (currency before the EURO). It says on the frame with a sticker: “Handwerkskunst aus Deutschland” = (Craftsmanship from Germany). A smaller frame were the painting is inside and another big one around it (see pictures).
Painting shows the famous Berlin street “Unter den Linden” with the monument of Frederick the Great (Friedrich II), King of Prussia on the far left.
Behind the monument, you can see the main building of Humboldt University or former Prinz-Heinrich-Palais (English: Prince Henry’s Palace) “Unter den Linden boulevard” in the historic centre of Berlin. It was erected from 1748 to 1753 for Prince Henry of Prussia, the brother of Frederick the Great, according to plans by Johann Boumann in Baroque style.
Behind the university you can spot the “Neue Wache” (English: New Guard), which is a listed building on Unter den Linden boulevard in the historic centre of Berlin, Germany. Erected from 1816 to 1818 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel as a guardhouse for the Royal Palace and a memorial to the Liberation Wars, it is considered a major work of Prussian Neoclassical architecture.
Behind “neue Wache” you can see the “Zeughaus of 1695 – the oldest building on Unter den Linden” (now geman history museum).
I am not quite sure, what’s the building in the far-right corner before the old palace. It may have been there in those days…
The Old Palace (German: Altes Palais) can be seen on the very right, also called Kaiser Wilhelm Palace (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Palais), is a former Royal Prussian residence on Unter den Linden boulevard in Mitte, the historic heart and city center of Berlin. It was built between 1834 to 1837 by order of Prince William of Prussia, who later became German Emperor William I, according to plans by Carl Ferdinand Langhans in Neoclassical style.
All together in a street scenery out of the 18th century or early 19th century due to the clothing of the people and the horse wagon.
The surface of the painting is not completely smooth if you touch it with the finger. Seems like little dots of paint, which stand out.
I have it from my granddad, who passed away. I don’t know if it is an original or a copy.
You can see a name of the artist in the left corner, but unfortunately not completely. I was scared to open the frame and hurt the painting. But this is an option to find out who painted it.