Augsburg 1572 - 1625
Extensive Landscape with Rafters.
Oil on Panel, 35 x 45.5 cm
Signed with the monogram lower right: AM
Private collection, Germany, same family for at least 3 generations.
In comparison to his Augsburg contemporaries, such as Hans Rottenhammer, Johann König or Mathias Kager, the work of Anton Mozart today is still somewhat unknown. During his life time Mozart was quite a celebrated artist. He was praised by Philipp Hainhofer however as being an "outstanding landscape painter" (Rudelius-Kamholz). Hainhofer himself was not only a famous cabinet maker but also a successful art agent, mediating works by Mozart to clients such as the Duke of Pomerania-Stettin and Maximilian I of Bavaria amongst others.