Beautiful Art Nouveau portrait of a young woman wearing pearls and laces was executed in 1914 by good-listed Czech portrait and genre painter Josef Zenisek (1855 Prague -1944). The artist studied at the Prague and Munich Academy and later worked in Paris and Rome. In 1935 his works were exhibited at a personal exhibition in Prague. Josef Zenisek is listed in the General Dictioinary of Artists from Antiquity to the Present by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig 1999 and in the Dictionary of Czech Artists by Dr.P.Toman, Prague 1950.
Inscription: signed Jos.Zenisek and dated 1914, upper right
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 17 1/4" x h 20 1/2" (44 x 52 cm), framed w 20 1/3" x h 23" (51.5 x 58.5 cm)
Condition: in good condition