Masterfully still life painting with chickens, tomatoes and cabbages was executed in 1875 by the well known Austrian portrait, genre and still life painter Josef Neugebauer (1810 Vienna - 1895 Melk). He studied by F.x. Petter, Thomas Ender and Leopold Kupelwieser at the Viennese Fine Arts Academy. In years 1851-1852 was active in Florence and Rome. In Vienna he was court portrait painter. Since 1884 he settled in Melk.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975
Inscription: signed and dated 1875 lower right.
Technique: framed oil on wood.
Measurements: unframed w 8 1/2 " x h 6 1/2" (21,5 x 16,5 cm), framed w 13 1/2" x h 11 1/2" (34,3 x 29,2 cm)
Condition: in good condition, old professional relining of canvas..