Portrait of a Russian peasant was created by renown und high-listed German-Russian genre painter Wilhelm Amandus Beer ( 1837 Frankfurt on Main - 1907 ). Pupil of Anton Radls , Steinle and Jacob Becker , later studied in Antwerpen and Paris. He travelled and lived long time ( 25 years) in Russia , Smolensk Gubernia(Region), where from he drawed main themes for his paintings. He created a number of genre works from russian folk life . For his love to russian sujets he was called " Russian Bear". Many of his paintings came to famous german and russian collectors ( Memory Exhibiton in 1907 in Frankfurt) and to Frankfurt Museums. His russian genre scenes are very high quoted in the international auctions ( untill 30000 €).
For other works by this painter see items No. 759.
Inscription: signed with artist’s stamp, old bronze plaque with the artist‘s name on the frame.
Technique: framed oil on canvas, laid down on cardboard, gilt antique wood frame with wood inner frame.
Measurements: unframed w 4 1/8" x h 9 7/8" (10,5 x 25 cm); framed 9 7/8" x 15 1/2" ( 25 x 39,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition