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Artist:     Maria Mathilde Esch ( Czech-Austrian, 1815 - 1904), student of J.Führich and F.G.Waldmüller
Title:     Pretty market seller
Item ID   5043
Price:     18000.00 €


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Masterfully colorful market scene with pretty seller was executed in 1840s by female genre Maria Mathilde Esch (1815-1904).
Her father was the German architect Josef Esch (1784 – 1854), who was chief master's director in Brno from 1835. She studied in Prague under the historical painter Joseph von Führich, in Vienna with Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, in Munich with the game and hunting painter Moritz Müller, she trained for a time in Düsseldorf and for several years in Paris.

After the death of her father, she settled in Vienna in 1854, where until 1882 she painted, preferably, paintings from German and Hungarian folk life, most of which came into private ownership with delicacy and elegance. Sometimes she also painted flowers and still lifes. Her work was exhibited in Vienna, Munich, Düsseldorf, Prague, Dresden, Klagenfurt and Brno, and in 1862 she took part in the thirteenth major exhibition of the Art Union in Bremen.

Works by Esch:

Moravian farmhouse (1856)
Market scene in Moravia (1856)
Munich Girl in the Cemetery (1856)
Landscape in Moravia (1857)
Unexpected Return (1857)
Girl with a Dogs (1858) [2]
Fruit Still Life with Bunnies (1861)
Children with goat and chickens in front of farmhouse (1862)
The flower seller in front of the church (1863)
The flower oracle (1864)
Croatian Edelbraut (1880)
View of Cesky Krumlov (1889)
The Long Expected Letter (1898)
Gate and pulpit in the Cathedral of Brno
Interior from the princely Liechtenstein Castle Feldsberg[3]
Tankred christrigeous Clorinda
The Five Senses (Oil on Canvas, 95 × 116)

Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999; Prof.Toman “New Dictionary of Czech Painters “, Prague 1950.

Inscription: signed and dated lower right: “M.Esch 184..“.

Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilded frame.

Measurements: unframed w 17 1/2" x h 23 7/8" (44,5 x 60,5 cm); framed w 25 1/4" x h 30 1/3" (64 x 78 cm).

Condition: in very good original condition.

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