Oil/wood, 50 x 64,5 cm, sign. lo. ri. G. Manskirsch, on the reverse fragment of a collectors seal, min. rest. - Landscape painter from an artist family, beginning as a court gilder he became court painter to the elector of Trier, Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxonia, since 1788 he was member of the Cologne painters guild, his superb landscape paintings in the tradition of the Dutch 17th cent. were in numerous noble collections. - Mus.: Köln (Wallraf-Richartz-Mus.), Mainz, Koblenz u.a. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit u.a.