Fien early still life with roses and a bird was executed in 1842 by good-listed Austrian flower painter from the Biedermeier Epoch Leopold Brunner the elder (1788 Vienna - 1866 Vorderbrühll by Vienna). He was famous flower painter, father of two another artists Josef Brunner the Younger and Leopold Brunner the Younger.
After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts (with Johann Baptist Drechsler, who also gave him three years of private lessons), Brunner created watercolors with natural history depictions for Crown Prince Ferdinand, became a court painter in 1835 and supplied approximately 3,500 sheets (mostly watercolors) for Ferdinand I in 1835-1838 natural history content; Fideikommissbibliothek).
In 1830 he stayed in Warsaw and worked there for the distinguished society.
Literature: Rudolf Schmidt: Austrian artist dictionary. From the beginning to the present. Vienna: Tusch 1974-1980Ulrich Thieme / Felix Becker [Ed.]: General encyclopedia of visual artists from antiquity to the present. 37 volumes. Leipzig: Engelmann 1907-1950Constantin von Wurzbach: Biographical dictionary of the Austrian Empire. Containing the life sketches of the memorable people who lived in the imperial state and its crown lands from 1750 to 1850. 60 volumes. Vienna: Publishing house of the typographic-literary-artistic institution 1856-1891. Register 1923.
Inscription: signed lower left and dated 1842.
Technique: oil on metal. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: image w 20 2/3 " x h 29 " (20,5 x 28 cm); framed w 26 " x h 33 7/8 " (38,5 x 46 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, professionally cleaned and restored.