Genre scene in the artist workshop was executed in 1883 by Austrian history and genre painter of Slovenian origin Franz von Persoglia (* 1852 in Ljubljana - 1912 in Vienna).
Persoglia studied at the Vienna Academy (under Eduard von Engerth) and was a genre painter of the Romantic era, which received a new impetus for very realistic depictions, especially in the second half of the 19th century.
In addition to these realistic depictions, Persoglia also created a large number of paintings in the Neo-Rococo style and its "fine society".
Works (selection):Rococo Salon, cataloque of the Art auction house Lempertz 1913.Lovers in the park, in an exhibition for the 1917 estate auction.Collection of various head and figure studies (14 watercolours) and further studies on interiors and landscapes, in an exhibition for auction in July 1920.
Literature: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler" by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999; Artist lexicon by Vollmer; Prof.Fuchs"Austrian Artists of 19 century", Vienna, 1975; on-line Wikipedia.
Inscription: signed and dated 1883, lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 17" x h 21" (43 x 53,5 cm), framed w 28" x h 31 7/8" (71 x 81 cm).
Condition: in good condition.