#Genre scene with card players was executed in 1873 by high-listed Duesseldorf painter of english origin Charles Meer Webb (1830 by London - 1895 Duesseldorf). He studied in Art Academies in Amsterdam, Antwerpen and Duesseldorf (1848-1851), worked in Antwerpen, Duesseldorf and short time in Cleve. His genre works situated in different museums n USA and Europe: Boston , Mus. of Fine Art (Verhaftung des schmugglers, 1879); Braunschweig, City museum (der entdeckte wilddieb, 1887); Chicago, Art Institute (Die schmuggler, 1873); Cologne, Wallraf-Rich.-Museum pachtzahlung der Bauern in d.klosterhalle an die Mönchen, 1870); London, Victoria and Albert museum (Die Schachspieler); Muenster; Philadelphia, drexel Institute (Taking a nap); Praque, Rudolfinum(eine neue Sorte); Rostock, City Art Collection (Der Wilddieb).
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.."Leipzig, 1999 .
Inscription: signed and dated 1873 lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 21 3/4" x 21 2/3" (68,5 x 55,5 cm); framed w 33 1/4" x h 28" (84,5 x 71 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.