Portrait of a young girl with flowers was executed by German genre nd plain painter of the Munich School Theodor Recknagel (also Recknagl) (1865 iMunich - 1945 Munich).
Recknagl studied from 1881 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich. After his studies he dealt with genre painting and portrait painting, but also created some landscapes. After 1921 he created several portraits of Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber.
Some of his motifs appeared as artist postcards. Art prints of his folksy portraits (embroidering children, ladies, hunter with pipe) are still popular exhibits for folklore-historical "peasant rooms". In 1907, a drawing of a female study head was shown in the monthly magazines of Velhagen & Klasing and a text was written about it. The painting accompanying the study was offered at auction at the end of 2016.
Until 1898, Recknagl had his studio at Schellingstraße 114 in Munich´s Maxvorstadt for a while, from 1898 at Theresienstraße 75 and around 1900 at Findlingstraße 28. The artists Carl Strathmann, Alexander von Salzmann and Adelbert Niemeyer also had to their joint studio at the same address. Around 1903, Recknagl had his studio at Pettenkoferstraße 28. Around 1936 Recknagl was active in Leipzig.
Recknagl signed his pictures Th. Recknagl. He was a member of the Reich Association of Fine Artists in Germany and the Munich Artists´ Cooperative.
Exhibitions: 1898: Munich Annual Exhibition in the Glass Palace - Oil Painting Portrait of a Child1900: Munich annual exhibition in the glass palace - pastel child´s head.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, magnificent original frame 19th century.
Dimensions: w 17 1/2" x h 21 7/8" (44,5 x 55,5 cm); framed w 22" x h 26 3/4" (56 x 68 cm).
Condition: very good, original canvas.