Old master painting with nacked bathers in a classical landscape was executed by Franciscus Xaverius (Frans) Xavery (1740 The Hague - after 1788), famous Dutch painter, and the son of Jan Baptist Xavery. Frans became a member of the Pictura Society at The Hague in 1768, practiced for some time in that city, and later in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He studied first under his uncle Gerard Joseph, and afterwards under Jacob de Wit. His brother Jacob was also a painter. His last known dated painting is one in a series on the castle of Turnhout from 1788.
Literature: Bryan´s Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, II (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons; artist lexicons in German by Thieme/Becker and in French by Benezit.
Inscription: signed F.X.(ligated) Xavery, lower right.
Technique: oil on wood. antique gold-plated frame of 19th century.
Measurements: unframed w 19 3/4" x h 15 1/8" (50 x 38,5 cm), framed w 26 1/3" x h 21 5/8" (67 x 55 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.