Large nude painting was executed ca. in 1860s - 1870s by good listed Austrian portrait, genre and nude painter Franz Russ II (1844 - 1906). Son of historical painter Franz Russ senior and brother of robert Russ. The artist studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna under Christian Ruben and worked in Vienna and Paris. His romantical paintings with madonnas and oriental beauties recieved acknowledge among collectors in europe and USA.
Literature: Thieme/Becker"Dictionary of artists from antique to present(in German)", Lepzig, 1999,; Prof.H.Fuchs , lexicon of Austrian painters of 19th century, Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 39 1/2" x h 29 1/2" ( 100,5 x 75 cm); framed w 52 3/4" x h 42 3/4" ( 134 x 108,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, original canvas was professionally relined.