The Hungarian painter Károly Markó was born in Locse (now Levoca) in present-day Slovakia. He travelled to Vienna, later settling in Rome and Florence. The Italianate Landscape in the Evening Sun is typical of the paintings produced during his time in Italy. The Arcadian mood and the gentle sunlight echo works of the leading representatives of the 17th-century artists, Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain, but also reveal the influence of the successive generation of landscape painters in Rome.
In a spreading landscape, children and women accompanied by goats and carrying musical instruments and sheaves of corn seem to be wending their way home from their work in the fields. At the centre of the picture the river descends over a small waterfall, while further back a classical ruin emphasises the harmonious composition of the idealised landscape. Signed and dated by the artist, this work was re-acquired by Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein for the Princely Collections in 2009.
'Belonging' is a human motivator for the LGT Group. At LGT Vestra, we believe that our stakeholders share this sentiment and feel they belong to the LGT Vestra 'family'. 2018 marks ten years since we were founded. To celebrate this milestone, we have created a commemorative essay on the theme of 'belonging', which provides a brief history of our firm and explores the idea of belonging from a philosophical point of view and in the context of LGT Vestra.
Our owners, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, belong to one of Europe’s oldest noble houses. As a successful entrepreneurial family, it has a distinctly long-term perspective that is reflected pictorially in the Princely Collections.