Monumental Belle Epoque genre scene with high society was executed in museum quality by well renowed Munich genre and portrait painter Leopold Schmutzler (1864 Mies/Bohemia - 1940 Munich). Pupil of Viennese Academy under Griepenkerl, Eisenmenger and C.L.Mueller and Munich Academy under O.Seitz. He worked in Rome, Paris, New York, Munich. His works situated in the National gallery in Budapest, City gallery in Nuernberg and in the City halls of Augsburg and Fuerth. So large genre scene by this artist are quite rare on the international market.
Provenance: Private estate in USA
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; F.von Boetticher "malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts"(1901).; cataloque of collection of Grand Duke Baden Baden.; Dresslers Kunsthandbuch, 1930.
Inscription: signed lower left, on the frame mounted original bronze plaque in english, "L.Schmutzler, The Minuet".
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period luxuriousy gold-plated frame .
Measurements: image w 37 3/4" x 30 " (96 x 76 cm); matted and framed 53 1/4 " x 44 1/2" (135 x 113 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.