Leopold Scheiring

Storm Over Haller Anger

c. 1915-20

oil on board


Leopold Scheiring (Nassereith, Austria 1884-1927?)

Storm Over Haller Anger (Gewitterstimmung im Haller Anger)

oil on board

circa 1915-1920

board: 18 ¼ by 26 ⅝ in. (46.5 by 67.5 cm)

frame: 25 ¼ by 33 ½ in. (64.2 by 85.2 cm)

signed lower right: "L. Scheiring"

verso with old label of the artist with handwritten title

The Daulton Collection


"The board is stable and in good condition. The paint surface is stable and in good condition but lightly soiled. There are very minor frame abrasions to the edges. Minor scuffs and scratches in places. Inspection under UV reveals very minor spots of retouching addressing aforementioned frame abrasions, scattered areas of retouching to the tree, notably to the right of the tree and at center right. Some artist pigments fluoresce under UV. Overall in good condition."  S


"Tyrolean landscape painter Leopold Scheiring spent his life working in Innsbruck. Like many Austrians living in the Alps, Scheiring was an avid mountain climber and had a deep passion for depicting views of the beautiful peaks around his homeland. He was especially fond of winter landscapes, in which he focused on the pristine quality of light one can only experience at high altitudes on the reflective snowy peaks. A self-taught painter, Scheiring was involved in the local Kunstgemeinschaft, or artist community, which allowed him the opportunity to exhibit his paintings, works on paper, and poster designs to the public. Scheiring disappeared in 1927, after which he was neither seen again nor confirmed deceased."  S


"Likely painted between 1915 and 1920, Storm Over Haller Anger depicts a peak in the Tyrolean Alps that Scheiring likely climbed himself. The painting stands as a uniquely moody and decorative work in the artist’s oeuvre. Using an almost pointillist technique, Scheiring illuminates the tree and the rocky knoll with tiny dabs of bright yellow paint, flattening the foreground to create a surreal perspective. The painting reflects an exceptional mastery of light and shadow and highlights the artist’s ability to imbue the landscape with anthropomorphic emotion."  S



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detail showing artist label verso:



The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California