Classical still life with flowers and insects was executed by famous Viennese still life and flower painter Alois Zabehlicky (1883-1962), who became famous for his still-lifes with flowers and fruits in the 1900s-1940s. For comparison his similar flower oils on wood arrive always high results on international auctions of Dorotheum, Christie’s, Sotheby’s until 22000 € (source - date bank artprice.com).
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker and " Dictionary of Austrian artists " by Prof.H.Fuchs (in German).
Inscription: signed lower left with ligated monogramm AZ.
Technique: oil on canvas, antique gold-plated wooden frame.
Measurements: unframed w19 3/4" x h 23 5/8" (50 x 60 cm), framed w 27 1/2" x h 31 1/2" (70 x 80 cm).
Condition: very good.