Genre scene with two girls at home work in the interior was executed in 1925 by renowned Czech genre, flower and portrait painter Josef Multrus ( 1898 - Praque - 1957). He studied with Prof. J. Benda at the Art Industrial School in Prague, then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, here he was a pupil of Prof. V. Nechleba. In his genres there is a perceptible admiration for the old Masters. Multrus is more complex in composition, recognizable by his original style and the preponderance of gray, white and brown colors.
Literature: H.Vollmer "Artsi Lexicon of 20th century",III, Leipzig, 1956; New Dictionary of Czech Painters by Dr.P.Toman, Prague 1950.
Inscription: signed lower right, on the back of the canvas - original author´s memory label with inscription in Czech :" This painting "..." was executed in 1925 by me and restored in 1937. Multrus".
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period wood crafted frame.
Measurements: unframed w 14 1/3" x h 16" (36,5 x 40,5 cm), framed w 20 " x h 21 1/2" (50,7 x 54,8 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.