Measures: 150 x 200 cm
Technique: Oil on canvas
Depository: Destroyed by a fire set by retreating German forces in 1945 at Schloss Immendorf, Austria
Franz Peter Schubert (; 31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.
Although he died at the age of 31, Schubert was a prolific composer, having written some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous "Symphony No. 8 (Schubert)|Unfinished Symphony"), liturgy|liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber music|chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation of Schubert's music during his lifetime was limited, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, among others, discovered and championed his works in the 19th century. Today, Schubert is seen as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic music|Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.