Oil study of leaves, gentian, delphinium.. was executed by one of the best representatives of Viennese Flower School of 19th century Ferdinand Kuss (Kuess). The artist was born 1800 in Vienna , died 1886 in Pörtschach/Carinthia. The artist , which works situated in the best collection including Museum of Prince Liechtenstein in Vienna , studied at the Viennese Fine Arts Academy by Sebastian Wegmayr , worked in Vienna , where was a member of the artist union "Kuenstlerhaus" and exhibited there his carefully painted flower and fruit still lifes.
Literature : Dictionary of Austrian Painters of the 19th Century by Dr.H.Fuchs, Vienna 1972; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on paper, matted and framed in period frame.
Measurements: image w 10 7/8" x h 14 5/8" (27,5 x 37 cm), framed w 15 3/4" x h 20" (40 x 50,7 cm)
Condition: in very good condition..