Hubert Sattler (painter)

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Hubert Sattler, Holzarbeit in den Hochalpen (Timbering High in the Alps)

Hubert Sattler (21 January 1817 – 3 April 1904) was an Austrian landscape painter who worked under the pseudonyms Louis Ritchard, E. Grossen, and Stähly-Rychen.


Hubert Sattler was born in Salzburg; his father, Johann Michael Sattler, was also a landscape painter and created the Sattler Panorama of Salzburg in 1825–29. Hubert donated it and more than 300 of his own works to the city in 1870; the panorama is on permanent display in the Panorama Museum inside the Salzburg Museum, together with a rotating exhibit drawn from approximately 150 of Herbert's cosmoramas held by the museum.[1]

Sattler toured with his father and first learnt drawing and painting from him,[2] then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at the age of 12, and his father worked with him on many of his early works.[3]

His work is characterised by a high level of detail, in which they were displayed under lights in a dark room to customers looking through an aperture and often a magnifying lens,[2][3] he painted landscapes in many European countries and also the Near East and Latin America, including views of both natural vistas and cities,[4] His views were unusually accurate and up to date; he went on painting expeditions and then worked at home from his own detailed studies and from photographs,[1] while many previous cosmoramas were based on old engravings.[2] On her 1842 journey to the Near East, Ida Pfeiffer of Vienna met him and travelled with him for a while; in her published diary, she recorded how he was stoned by local people while sketching in Damascus,[5] he exhibited his cosmoramas in many countries including in North America, travelling with a specially made temporary building. Late in life he spent many years in Vienna.[2]

Sattler's son, also Hubert Sattler, was an ophthalmologist.

He died in Vienna and is buried in Salzburg in an honorary grave together with his father;[3] the Hubert-Sattler-Gasse in the Neustadt area of Salzburg was named in his honour.

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  1. ^ a b "Kosmoramen" Archived 2015-01-04 at the Wayback Machine, Salzburg Museum, retrieved 5 March 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in German).
  2. ^ a b c d Constantin von Wurzbach, "Sattler, Hubert", Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich Volume 28, Vienna: L. C. Zamarski, 1874, pp. 271–72, online at German WikiSource ‹See Tfd›(in German).
  3. ^ a b c "Ehrengrab Johann Michael und Hubert Sattler", City of Salzburg, retrieved 5 March 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in German).
  4. ^ "Sattlers Kosmorama - Eine Weltreise von Bild zu Bild", Exhibition at the Hermesvilla, Vienna Museum, 11 April – 20 November 2013, archived at the Wayback Machine, 24 April 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in German).
  5. ^ Gerhard Plasser, "Hubert Sattler und Ida Pfeiffer (1797–1858)", Salzburger Museumsblätter 9/10, November 2009, pp. 5–7 ‹See Tfd›(in German) (pdf Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine).

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