Still life with peonies in a porcelain vase was executed by good listed Austrian flower and portrait painter Anton Wrabetz ( 1876 Vienna-1946). He studied from 1891 to 1895 at the "Kunstgewerbe" school in Vienna( by Minnigerode) and since 1895 at the Vienna Academy by J.V.Berger and Sigmund L´Allemand. At the beginn of carrier he was a portrait artist and later most of all as flower and still life painter.Since 1906 his works were regular exhibited by Artist Union "Künstlerhaus", which member he was since 1921. In 1933 he recieved the Dumba Prize and in 1937 - the Goverment Prize.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler", Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary" (in German), Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed and dated 1943 lower left.
Technique: oil on board. Original frame.
Measurements: unframed w 25 3/4" x h 32 1/4" (65,5 x 82 cm), framed w 28 1/2" x h 35" (72,5 x 89 cm)
Condition: in very good condition