This Biedermeier study of different fruits and berries was executed in 1830-1840s by famous painter of Dutch origin Leopold von (van) Stoll (b.1808). He was active in Austria since 1834, around 1828 - in Warsaw and Cracov and in 1830 - 1834 - in St. Petersburg, where he was busy designing floral arrangements for the Botanic Gardens. In St. Petersburg Academy he was elected to the " designated " , and in 1831 was awarded the title of academician for the painting " Flowers and fruit group". In 1834, the artist came back to Austria to get a popular acclaim for his wonderful flower paintings and fruits. The Ermitage in St.Petersburg has a few his still life and flowers paintings in its collection ( Cataloque of Ermitage , 1901) and Viennese Schönbrunn - his still life with the statue of the nymph Egeria.
Literature: The artist is listed in : "Austrian Artists Dictionary "by Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna 1974 and " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenen Künstler " by Thieme / Becker. Leipzig, 1999; " List of Russian Painters. To 245 anniversary of the Academy" by S.N.Kondakoff (in Russian), Moscow, 2002.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 1/4" x h 7 7/8 " (28,5 x 20 cm), framed w 16 1/2" x h 13 1/3" (42 x 34 cm)
Condition: in good condition, original canvas is slightly cracked.