This genre scene with Russian cossacks taking a Polish soldier prisoner was executed by popular horse and genre painter Adolf Constantin Baumgartner-Stoiloff. The artist was born in 1850 in Linz (Austria) and died 1924 in Vienna. According to research of Russian art sources, he studied in the 1880s at the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. He was very well known for his Russian horse, military and hunting paintings. In 1890s-1900s his Russian scenes with cossaks and hunters were frequently reproduced in various European magazines. He is known to have worked under various pseudonyms signing his paintings with "A.Baumgartner-Stoiloff" , "Stoiloff", "Constantin Stoiloff" or "C.Stoiloff".
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: framed oil on wood.
Measurements: unframed w 18 3/4" x h 12 " (47,5 x 30,5 cm), framed w 25 3/8" x h 19 1/8 " (64,5 x 48,5 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.