Humorful genre scene in the forest with walking couple of a young girl and dandy -officer. The painting was executed in the second half of 19th century and signed indistinctly "L.Frec.. " . We attributed this painting due to the style , composition and time of creation to Hungarian painter Laszlo Frecskay (Pest 1844 - Budapest 1916), painter and illustrator, studied in Budapestand since 1867 in the Fine Art Academy in Vienna, where he worked long time until his return to Budapest in 1911. He debuted in Vienna in 1869, since 1871 worked as caricaturist and illustrator for famous magazines : in Vienna "Die Bombe"; "Der Floh"; "Wiener Illustrierte Zeitung"; in Leipzig und in London. His genre paintings were quite popular through illustrations and reproductions . His created also with viennese painter Hans Temple galery scene "Wiener Ringtheater-Brand 1885". In 1911 he settled in Budapest again.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon", Leipzig, 1999; Dr.Nagy "Lexicon of hungarian artists"(in hungarian), Budapest, 1997.
Inscription: signed indistinctly lower right.
Technique: oil on parquet wood panel, luxuriousy 19 century hand-crafted and gold-plated frame .
Measurements: unframed w 10 3/5" x h 12 2/3" (55,5 x 80 cm); framed w 15 3/4" x h 17 3/4" (77 x 101,5 cm)
Condition: quite good, professional restoration, a few minimal inpaintings.