This scenic view was painted in 1911 by Austrian artist August Lohr (1842-1920).
Lohr lived in Mexico City for almost thirty years. He undertook commissions, including interior decorations and murals, and is known to have traveled to many other locations to paint.
This painting (above) was sold at auction in the US, at which time it was described as a view of Lake Chapala.
Doubts have been raised about this description. Please get in touch if you recognize this view or can suggest a likely location.
- My sincere thanks to researcher Juan Manuel Campo for bringing this painting to my attention.
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Tony Burton’s books include “Lake Chapala: A Postcard History” (2022), “Foreign Footprints in Ajijic” (2022), “If Walls Could Talk: Chapala’s historic buildings and their former occupants” (2020), (available in translation as “Si Las Paredes Hablaran”), “Mexican Kaleidoscope” (2016), and “Lake Chapala Through the Ages” (2008).