Masterfully genre scene with children was executed 1851 by good-listed German historical and genre painter HERMANN THEODOR SCHULTZ ( 1816 Wittstock - 1862 Berlin). The artist studied by K.Wach and Karl Blechen , active by decorations of castle chapel in Berlin (12 kings and priests of the old federation (alte Bund) and the prophets Samuel and Jesaias; and the hall of Old Museum (4 representations from the Herkules and Theseus story). He was active also as genre painter. In the list of his works ( Boetticher "Malerwerke des 19 Jahrhunderts") there are a few genre paintigs: "Ein Mönch und Kinder", "Osternmorgen", "Der Abschied" , "Aufziehendes Gewitter" and others.
Literature: Thieme/Becker Vo11, 1915; Vo5, 1961. Jansa, 1912; Boetticher I.1, 1891
Inscription: signed and dated Hermann Schultz, 1851 lower right, on the stretcher - old label of Prussian Art Union in german (Preußischer Kunstverein).
Technique: oil on canvas, painted in oval , luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed 27 1/5" x 27 1/5 " (69 x 69 cm ), framed w 34 2/3 " x h 33" (88 x 84 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.