Family scene in the interior (probably depicted parents of the artist) created by famous American-Russian genre and portrait painter Nikolai ( Nicolaus) Schattenstein ( 1877 by Kovno in Lithuania, now Belorus - 1954 New York).After study he moved to Berlin , where exhibited in 1906 and recieved Michael-Beer-Prize at the Academy . Schattenstein was well-known portrait painter in Germany , Vienna, created portraits of aristocraty and famous european personalities : Raoul Auernheimer, Mrs. Regina Vanderbilt, Lew Trotzki. His works are in museums of Warshaw and Vienna . Because he was Jewish origin, in 1939 he emigrated to USA, where exhibited : 1948 by French & Co. in New York ; Memory - Exhibition in 1955 in Schoneman Gallery, in 1956 in the Duveen-Graham Gallery , Empire Theater in New York . Literature : Fiedling "Dictionary of american painters", Thieme-Becker "Allgemeines Künstler von Antike bis zur Gegenwart".
Inscription: signed , dated and titled in german Vienna , 1902.
Technique: oil on canvas, old frame
Measurements: unframed w 22 1/2" x h 29" (80 x 70 cm), framed w 28 3/4" x h 36 1/4" (104 x 90 cm)
Condition: in very good condition