Impressionistic study of clouds over the sea was executed on the turn of 20th Century, signed by the artist with monogram W.B. Probably , it was executed by German painter of Duesseldorf School Wilhelm Beckmann (1852 Duesseldorf - 1942 Berlin) . In the Monogrammisten Lexikon by Goldstein represanted stilistic fully identical monogram by this artist. Beckmann was a well-known artist in his lifetime, who also designed pageants and living pictures and was asked by many high-ranking personalities as a portrait painter. In 1905 he was awarded the Austrian Knight´s Cross of the Franz Joseph Order and the Red Eagle Order.
Literature: Thieme/Becker"General Artist Dictionary", Leipzig, 1999; on-line Wikipedia, Monogrammisten Lexicon by Goldstein.
Inscription: signed with monogram W.B. lower right.
Technique: framed oil on canvas, laid down on cardboard.
Measurements: unframed w 11 3/8" x h 9" (31,5 x 22,7 cm ), framed w 14 3/8" x h 10 3/4" ( 36,5 x 27,2 cm).
Condition :in very good condition.