Romantic portrait of a young Viennese beauty was executed in 1880 by renowed Austrian portrait painter Ernst Lafite ( 1826 - 1885). The brother of Carl Lafite , another Austrian painter, Ernst Lafite studied at the Vienna Art Academy by famous artist Franz Schrotzberg. He worked in Vienna and exhibited his portrait works on many austrian exhibitions.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975
Inscription: signed and dated 1880, right in the middle.
Technique: oil on canvas, magnificent original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 21 5/8" x h 27 1/8" (55 x 69 cm); framed w 27" x h 32 1/2" (68,5 x 82,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.