A pair of round paintings (identical dimensions and frames) depicts peasant children with Bavatian alpine landscapes on the background and was executed by German genre and landscape painter Eduard Merk (1816 - Munich - 1888). He studied in Rome in 1838, later return to Munich and created a lot of scenes from Upper Bavarian folk live, historical and genre paintngs. .
Literature: Artist lexicons by Nagler, Boetticher , Thieme/Becker V. 5, 1911.
Inscription: painting with girl signed with the artist`s monogram E.M. lower left on the edge .
Technique: landscape with girl - oil on wood, landscape with boy - oil on cardboard, Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frames.
Measurements: unframed diameter 13 " x ( 33 cm), framed diameter w 18 7/8 " (48 cm)
Condition: in very good condition .