Masterful portrait of a Greek Orthodox created by renowned Austrian artist Ernst Lafite ( 1826 - 1885). The brother of Carl Lafite , another Austrian painter, Ernst Lafite studied at the Vienna Art Academy by Franz Schrotzberg. He worked in Vienna and exhibited his portrait works on the different Austrian exhibitions.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975
Inscription: twice signed on the left edge
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame
Measurements: unframed w 23 1/4" x h 29 1/3" (59 x 74,5 cm); framed w 31 4/5" x h 38 1/4" (81 x 97 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.