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Artist:     Johann (Jan) Brandeis (Czech, 1813 - 1872)
Title:     Flower girl
Item ID   3707
Price:     9000.00 €


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Large and very professionally genre painting with a beautiful peasant girl, collecting flowers, it was created in 1870 by good listed Czech painter Johann Brandeis  (1813 Týniste nad Orlici/Bohemia - 1872 Praque ). Stud.: 1837 Fine Art Academy in Praque by Franz Kadlik; painting class by Josef Bernhardt in Munich; 1853/54 by Thomas Couture in Paris. Study travels to Germany, Holland and Belgium. Member in 1843/1844 of Munich Art Union. At first worked as porcelain painter, at the same time created watercolour portraits for noble society. In 1861 opened a photo workshop in Praque. Since 1860s worked in Vienna and Praque as contract painter ( genre paintings with nymphs, portrait of Count Thun-Hohenstein, 1871). In the last years was devoted to the genre painting (Girl with dove, 1872).

Literature: Prof.Heinrich Fuchs "Lexicon of Austrian Painters of 19th century" (in German), Vienna, 1975; Dr. P.Toman "Czech Artist lexicon", Praque,1960.

Inscription: signed and dated 1870 lower right.

Technique: oil on canvas, splendid gilded frame.

Measurements: unframed w 49 1/2" x 35 1/2" (126 x 90 cm), framed w 54 3/4" x 40 1/2" (139 x 103 cm).

Condition: in very good condition, old professionally relining of the original canvas.

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