Oil/canvas, 71 x 55 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. le. F. Geselschap Roma 1867, on the reverse collectors seal, slightly rest., unframed. - History a. figure painter, brother of Eduard G., studied at the Dresden academy under J. Schnorr v. Carolsfeld a. since 1855 at the Düsseldorf academy under G. Schadow a. E. Bendemann, after a sojourn in Italy 1866-71 he established himself in Berlin where he executed frescoes for numerous villas a. the hall of fame of the armoury, after a second trip to Italy he designed frescoes with the history of Hamburg for the town hall which he couldn"t execute because of illness, he is among the most viruosic painters of the second half of the century. - Mus.: Hamburg, Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Aachen (Suermondt-Mus.), Brüssel u.a. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit u.a.