Very fine genre scene with young harem beauty holding a ring (a pair to the item No. 5431) was created in the end of 19th century by very renowned and high listed Austrian artist Hans Zatzka ( 1859- Vienna -1945). Today his paintings achieve remarkable prices in the international art auction market. Hans Zatzka studied from 1877 to 1882 at Vienna Art Academy by Christian Griepenkerl and Carl von Blaas. Beeing a student at the Academy, he was awarded with a Gold Füger-Medal. As decoration painter he favoured subjects from Wagner´s operas and mythological scenes. Zatzka was very popular for his paintings of pretty girls, allegorical scenes with nymphs and putti, oriental genre paintings.
For other works by this painter on our web-site see items No. 3208, 3508, 3516 and 3907, 4100, 4231, 4569, 5431 on our web-site.
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker and " Dictionary of austrian artists " by Prof.H.Fuchs (in German).
Inscription: signed with artist proven pseudonym J.Bernard, lower right.
Technique: oil on wood. Luxuriousy original frame.
Measurements: unframed w 10 1/4´ x h 20 2/3" (26 x 52,5 cm), framed w 15 1/2" x h 25 5/8" (39,5 x 65 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.