Impressionistic sea coast painting by famous Czech painter and illustrator Jaroslav Panuška (1872, Hořovice - 1958, Kochánov).
Born in 1872 in Hořovice, Jaroslav Panuška was the son of a land surveyor. He studied art in Prague under Julius Mařák, becoming one of the leading representatives of his school. During the 1890´s he was particularly prominent among Prague artists, and is mostly known for his disturbing treatment of themes related to death, loneliness and the supernatural.
Panuška´s paintings are part of private collections and public museums such as the National Gallery Prague. His works have been included in the annual interdisciplinary exhibition on 19th century issues, at the West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen. In 2014 the theme was On the Edge of the Crowd: Art and the Social Question in the 19th Century, and in 2016 Elements Inside Us: Catastrophe and Its Reflection in the 19th Century Culture.
Literature: artist lexicons by Toman II, 1950 (in Czech) and in German : Vollmer III, 1956, 545; ThB XXVI, 1932, 206 ; Toman II, 1950.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on cardboard .Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 13 7/8" x h 11 1/4" (35,3 x 28,5 cm), , framed w 21 1/2" x h 18 1/2" (54,5 x 47 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.