This romanticist portrait of a beauty with a floral wreath, posing with a sunset landscape in the background was executed in the middle of 19th century and despite the absence of the signature has all the criteria to be attributted to the hand of Austrian painter Franz Russ the Elder (1817 - Vienna - 1892). For comparison see our additional photo of very similar work by the same painter, sold in the Viennese auction house Dorotheum on 26.11.2006. Franz Russ the Elder , well-known portrait and historical artist, worked in Vienna in 1840-1888 , was the father of another Austrian painter Fr.Russ the Younger , he exhibited his works at the exhibitions of St.,Anna Academy since 1845.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed 13 1/3" x 16 3/4" (34 x 42,5 cm); framed w 20 3/4" x h 20 1/2" (53 x 62 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, canvas was professional relined..