This painting with a jockey on the horseback of a race horse ”Lumpazi-Vagabundus" was executed by well-known Austrian portrait , genre and horse painter Wilhelm Richter ( 1824 - Vienna - 1892 ).
The horse's name comes from the famous and very popular comedy by Johann Nepomuk Nestroy “The Evil Spirit Lumpazivagabundus or the Songful Cloverleaf”, 1833.
The author Wilhelm Richter lived and worked in Vienna in the 19th century. He was a pupil of Thomas Ender and Leopold Kupelwieser at the Vienna Academy. His works are displayed in various museums and private collections.in the 1840-1850-s he travelled to Italy . Since 1870 he worked in Gödöllö ( castle of austrian impress Elisabeth) and painted a lot of horses, which took part in the races in Gödöllo.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.." ; Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of austrian artists, Vienna, 1975; AKL (Genaral Artist Lexicon) Index
Inscription: signed W.Richter and dated 1883 lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas . Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 28 " x h 22 3/4" (71 x 58 cm), framed w 37 1/3" x h 32 1/4" (95 x 82 cm)
Condition: in very good condition