Lovely portrait of a russian boy with balalaika was created by renown und high-listed german-russian genre painter Wilhelm Amandus Beer ( 1837 Frankfurt on main - 1907 ). Pupil of Anton Radls , Steinle and Jacob Becker , later studied in Antwerpen and Paris. He travelled and lived long time in Russia , Smolensk Gubernia(Region), where from he drawed main themes for his paintings. He created a number of genre works from russian folk life . For his love to russian sujets he was called " Russian Bear". Many of his paintings came to famous german and russian collectors ( Memory Exhibiton in 1907 in Frankfurt) and to Frankfurt Museums. His russian genre scenes are very high quoted in the international auctions ( untill 30000 �).
For other works by this painter see items No. 326.
Inscription: signed and dated 1889 lower right
Technique: . Framed oil on cardboard
Measurements: unframed w 5 1/2"x 7" x (14 x 17.5 cm); framed 8 1/4" x 9 3/4" ( 21 x 25 cm )
Condition: in very good condition