Masterfully Biedermeier still life with roses in a porcelain vase was executed in 1856 by listed Hungarian flower painter Henriette Barabas ( 1842 (?) - 1892). Due to the fact that this work was executed by the artist in 1856, that is, in the age of 14, we assume, that the date of birth, given in the dictionary by Dr. Szabo, is erroneous.
Henriette Barabas (married: Demjén Lászlóné) was the daughter of famous Hungarian painter Miklos Barabas (1810-1898). She studied painting by her father, most of the time painted fruit and flower still lifes in oil and watercolor, also portraits (for example, Sándor Petoefi, oil, 1864) and anecdotal genre paintings. She participated at exhibitions in Budapest and her works are in the Budapest city historical museum (portrait of a girl, dated 1859).
Literature: Dr.Szabo-Kalai " Lexicon of nungarian Artists", Budapest, 1997; Saur AKL (allgemeines Künstlerlexikon) , VolumeVI, 1992.
Inscription: signed and dated (1)856 lower right .
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 15 1/8" x h 20 " (38,5 x 51cm); framed w 20 1/2 " x h 25 2/3 " (52 x 65 cm).
Condition: in very good condition. Slightly trail from the stretcher.