Episode from the war between Bolshevik Russia and Poland 1919-1921: Meeting for negotiations. This masterfully painting was executed in 19935 by famous Polish painter Jerzy Kossak (Kraków, 11 September 1886 - 11 May 1955, Kraków) . He was a Polish realist painter specializing in military scenes. He was the son of painter Wojciech Kossak and grandson of painter Juliusz Kossak, a third-generation artist from a well-known and sought after family of painters, writers and poets.
Jerzy Kossak was a prolific painter of mostly historic scenes featuring the famed Polish Uhlans on horses, usually sold on the spot, but also used for barter at times of the postwar economic slump, until his death before the end of Stalinism in Poland. His paintings, along with those of his ancestors, remain among the best-selling at Polish art auctions.
Literature: SlArtPolsk IV, 1986". General artist lexicon by K.G.Saur.
Inscription: signed and dated 1935 lower left, on the back of panel is the artist‘s stamp with his adress in Polish.
Technique: oil on wood. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 7/8" x h 15 3/4" (30 x 40 cm), framed w 17 1/2" x h 21 1/2" (44,5 x 54,5 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.