Masterfully genre scene in a pub was executed in the middle of 19th century by well known German painter Reinhard Sebastian Zimmermann (1815 Hagnau by Bodensee - 1893 Munich). He was famous German genre painter. 1870 Zimmermann completed commercial study and entered afterwards as a buyer assistant into the business of his cousin in Meersburg. In Meersburg he began also for the first time to be concerned with the portrait painting. From 1840 to 1842 Zimmermann studied at the Academy of Arts in Munich , followed from a study stay in Paris and journeys to London and Brussels. After his return to Munich 1847 he took part actively in the civil revolution of 1848. In the meantime his artistic call had strengthened in such a way that he became jury member during the art and industrial show 1854 in Munich . During the general German art exhibition in Cologne 1861 he was awarded with gold medal. One year later he was appointed by Grand Duke Friedrich I. to the court painter of Baden. Further study trips followed to Venice and Paris. He received 1873 on the international exhibition in the Royal Albert resounds in London to bronze medal. One year later he was sent by the Grand Duke of Baden Friedrich I. for six weeks to study stays to Paris and Versailles. Later folowed still further study stays in Italy. 1Since 878 Zimmermann lieved in his place of birth Hagnau. 1884 he was distinguished with the knight cross Ith class of the Zähringer lion orden.
Literature: "Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts" by Fr.v.Boetticher,p.1060, Nr.3 (with title in German: "Die drei Könige"); Lexicon by Thieme/Becker; Siegfried Tann, Bernd Wiedmann (Herausgeber): Der Genremaler Reinhard Sebastian Zimmermann. 1815-1893. exhibiton cataloque, Gessler, Friedrichshafen 1986
Inscription: signed lower left, original bronze plaque on the frame middle lower.
Technique: oil on wood. Luxuriousy original period wood frame.
Measurements: unframed 9 1/4 " x 7 " (23,5 x 17,5 cm), framed 18 " x 15 1/2" (45,5 x 39,5 cm)
Condition: in good condition.