This magnificent and large great still life with flowers, various fruits and red-green parrot is a pair to our previous item No. 5268 and was executed by famous painter of Dutch origin Leopold von (van) Stoll (b.1808). He was active in Austria, around 1828 - in Warsaw and Cracov and in 1830 - 1834 - in St. Petersburg, where he was busy designing floral arrangements for the Botanic Gardens. In St. Petersburg Academy he was elected to the " designated " , and in 1831 was awarded the title of academician for the painting " Flowers and fruit group". In 1834, the artist came back to Austria to get a popular acclaim for his wonderful flower paintings and fruits. The Ermitage in St.Petersburg has a few his still life and flowers paintings in its collection ( Cataloque of Ermitage , 1901) and Viennese Schönbrunn - his still life with the statue of the nymph Egeria.
Literature: The artist is listed in : "Austrian Artists Dictionary "by Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna, 1974; " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenen Künstler " by Thieme / Becker. Leipzig, 1999 (both in German); List of Russian Painters. To 245 anniversary of the Academy" (in Russian) by S.N.Kondakoff , Moscow, 2002.
Inscription: signed L. Stoll and dated 1853, lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Magnificent antique gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 37 1/4" x h 29 1/8" (94,5 x 74 cm), framed w 40 1/8" x h 32 1/4" (102 x 82 cm).
Condition: in good condition, old relining of original canvas.