Genre painting of museum quality with children feeding a bird was executed ca. 1880s by famous German genre and historical painter Hermann Kaulbach (1846 - Munich- 1909).
The artist was celebrated around the world for his paintings of children. He was a son of Wilhelm Kaulbach, who was noted as renown historical painter. After attending the gymnasium in Nuernberg, Hermann Kaulbach entered in the University of Munich for a short time where he studied under professor Piloty. He became a royal professor of art in 1889. Among his best-known works are " The Children´s Confession"; "Mozart´s Last Days"; "The Coronation of St.Elizabeth"; "The End of the Song"; "Between Two Worlds" and others.
Kaulbach was particularly known trough his paintings of children. He won a medal for his exhibit at the Chicago World´s Fair, the Vienna World´s Fair, which was held in 1873, recieved a gold medal from the city of Berlin in 1886, and gold medal at the International Art Exhibition in Munich in 1901. The artist was a member of the Academy of Plastic Arts.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed upper right.
Technique: oil on wood. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 3/4" x h 17 3/4" (30,5 x 45,1 cm), framed w 26 1/3" x h 20 4/5" (67 x 53 cm).
Condition: in good condition, original canvas is slightly cracked.