Genre Portrait of a wine expert was created by high-listed German painter Fritz Wagner (1896 - Munich - 1939). His paintings with german and dutch wine cellar stories, drinkers, monks, dice and cards players are very popular among collectors around the world and arrive by international auctionshouses very high results: for example, by Sotheby`s Amsterdam on 23.04.2002 two paintings with similar subject and dimensions sold each for 30000 Euro, on 29. 10.03 by Christies New York genre painting "The next voyage", 95 x 120 cm sold for 28.680 US$.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999
Inscription: signed upper right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame
Measurements: unframed w 8 1/4 " x h 10 " (20,8 x 25,5 cm); framed w 14 " x h 15 3/4 " (35,5 x 40cm)
Condition: in very good condition.