" Allegory of the seasons ", an opulent portrayal of the year seasons: young Nude Girl, of flowers in bloom were slapping themselves, with the billowing veil as an allegory of spring, seated on the back of a scantily-clad young man with flowers in the hair standing in the middle of a maturing field as symbolization of the summer, rights ncluding in the fall foliage lying Female nude with grapes, pineapples and peaches as a symbol of the autumn and finally, on the lower end of old bearded man with free upper body, in the snow, of ivy with aufstutzend, as winter, significant symbolic representation of the year, as well as life in general, fine brush with spikey registered, glaze-like, academic painting with many loving details in a subtle colors. The author of this allegorical work was German genre painters and amateur photographer Max Ziegra (1852 Dresden - after 1923 Berlin? ), studied at the Academy in Dresden and Weimar, squared exhibitions 1879-90 in Berlin , in 1882 in Vienna ; worked in Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed, titled and dated :"Max Ziegra,Berlin, (18)88", on the back the previous owner annotation: " Seifert Perleberger Strasse 50"
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 40 1/3 " x h 59 2/3 " (102,5 x 151,5 cm), framed w 50" x h 69 2/3 " (127 x 177 cm )
Condition: in very good condition.