Winter painting with Cossacks on horseback, guarding gold transport, was executed by popular horse and genre painter Adolf Constantin Baumgartner-Stoiloff. The artist was born in 1850 in Linz (Austria) and died 1924 in Vienna. According to research of russian literature , he studied in the 1880s at the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. He was very well known for his Russian horse and hunting paintings. In 1890s-1900s his Russian scenes with cossaks and hunters were frequently reproduced in various European magazines. He is known to have worked under various pseudonyms signing his paintings with "A.Baumgartner-Stoiloff" , "Stoiloff", "Constantin Stoiloff" or "C.Stoiloff".
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of austrian artists, Vienna, 1975
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: framed oil on wood.
Measurements: unframed w 18 1/2" x h 12 1/8" (47 x 30,8 cm), framed w 23 2/3" x h 17 1/8 " (60 x 43,5 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.