It was executed in 1859 by important German romanticist Carl(Karl) Adolf Gugel (1820 Bergzabern/Bavaria - 1885 Munich). The artist studied since 1839 at the Munich Academy, he worked in Munich and exhibited here yearly in Munich Art Union his portraits, genre paintings with Italian and oriental beauties. In color he was leaning against the Venetian masters. He exhibited his works in 1869,1871,1883,1884 by renowed "Glass Palace" in Munich. Karl Gugel represented in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich and in the best private collections in Europa, Russia and USA (our 3 previous paintings by the same artist (sold a few years ago): "Andacht"; "Mädchen m it Mandoline" and "Junge Frau mit Tamburine" came also from different noble estates in Germany).
For theirs illustrations see : http://www.google.at/search?hl=de&gbv=2&q=karl%20adolf%20gugel&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wiPr
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999, Friedrich von Boetticher "Malerwerke von 19.Jahrhunderts",Leipzig, 1892.
Inscription: signed and dated 1859 lower right. on the reverse - old original sptamp of a Munich canvas producer.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 33 7/8"x h 42 7/8" (86 x 109 cm), framed w 53 1/8" x h 62 1/4" (135 x 158 cm ).
Condition: in very good condition.