Museum quality garden still life with great attention to the floristic details and great light play was executed 1875 by listed Czech genre, still life and architecture painter Eduard Steffen (1839 Vrchlabi - 1893 Ces.Lipa). The artist studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Praque , exhibited his works in Praque in 1859-1867, since 1865 worked and lived in Ces.Lipa. In the old Town Hall of Reichenberg is located his architecture view of this city and in the cathedral of Besdedicich - religious painting "St. Vaclav". The personal memory exhibition of his works took place 1934 in his city Ces.Lipa .
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; Prof.Toman"Czech Artist lexicon", Praque,1960.
Inscription: signed and dated 1875 lower middle. (under the wooden bench).
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy gold-plated frame of 19th century.
Measurements: image w 27 1/4" x 33 1/2 " (69 x 85 cm); matted and framed 35 1/2 " x 40 1/2" (90 x 103 cm).
Condition: in good original condition, original canvas., no any paintlosses or inpaintings.