Lovely flirtation scene was executed by good listed German painter August Hermann Knoop, born in 1856 in Dusseldorf, died after 1908). Knoop attended the Munich Art Academy in the years 1876 to 1880. On October 9th, 1877 he was enrolled there in the ancient class. In the years 1886 to 1888 he went to Paris in the studio of Fernand Cormon, whose private art school attracted talented young painters at that time. Subsequently, Knoop settled in Munich, where he concentrated on motifs taken from the social life of 18th century aristocrats (Neorokoko). A further thematic focus Knoops were scenes with Landsknechte and aristocrats from the Renaissance period. Knoop had scarcely exhibited his works, but sold directly to private individuals and art collectors, but was represented at an exhibition of the Glass Palace in Munich and in the great Berlin Art exhibition.
Literature: Thieme/Becker , Dictionary of Artists .
Inscription: signed A.Knoop, lower left.
Technique: oil on panel. Magnificent original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 13" x h 9 3/4" (21 x 26 cm), framed w 22 1/2" x h 19 1/4" (46,5 x 51,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition.