Seascape on the Adriatic (Dalmatian or Istrian) coast was executed by famous Austrian female painter - impressionist Lea von Littrow (1860 in Triest - 1914 Abbazia). She received her education in Paris as a pupil of Jean d ´ Alheim, where she was influenced by painting of the great French Impressionism. She spent long and artistically fruitful stays-often together with her friend and colleague Olga Wisinger-Florian-in Istria and Dalmatia. To be recognized as a painter before the turn of the century-in a male-dominated subject-was very difficult for women, which is why Littrow often signed their paintings with the pseudonym "Leo Littrow". However, there are indications of their appreciation at the time, because in addition to recurring exhibitions in Vienna or Munich, she was the only painter who received an order to design the mezzanine halls with paintings in the Natural History Museum. The artist was a member of the Association of Artists in Austria. Lea von Littrow died 1914 in Abbazia.
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 with artist’s famous pseudonym LL lower right.
Technique: oil on wood.. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 7/8" x h 7 1/2" ( 30,2 x 19,2 cm); framed w 19 3/4" x h 15 1/3" (50 x 39 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.