Monumental colourfully winter folk scene with slegh ride somewhere in the East Europe was executed c. 1900 by popular Austrian horse and genre painter Gustav Prucha (1875 - Vienna -1952). He studied by J.E.Hörwarter in Vienna and in the Plaque Art Academy. He traveled to Croatia, Russia, Bulgaria and other East- European states, from where he used motifs for his folk scenes. His horse sledge, market and wedding paintings broken him European
Another one work by the same artist see under item No. 5260 on our website.
Literature: Prof. H.Fuchs "Lexicon of Austrian artists of 19th century", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed lower right, mounted bronze plaque on the frame with artist´s dates and German original title.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period splendid gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 49" x h 35 1/4" (124,5 x 89,5 cm) , framed w x h (185 x 150 cm).
Condition: very good.