Ligeti, Antal (1823-1890)

Landscape 50×100cm oil on canvas Signed bottom right: Ligeti A 1888

Ligeti, who worked as a merchant initially, learnt to paint under Károly Markó in Italy in 1845. After returning to Hungary from his trip to Palestina and the Near-East, he was appointed the guard of the Gallery of the Hungarian National Museum. His religious romantic landscapes reflect the impact of Markó and the journeys to the East. His major works: "Catalogue of the Pictures in the Hungarian National Museum with Short Biographies" (1870), and "Mihály Munkácsy's Youth" (1891).

Source: Hungarian National Gallery