The masterfully genre animal painiting with cats was created in the second half of the 19 century by most renown Austian and one of the best international animalist painters Carl Reichert (1836 Vienna - 1918 Graz). He was a son of painter Heinrich Reichert and brother of Prague theater painter Heinrich Reichert . Studied at the Drawing Academy in Graz by J.Tunner and E.C. Moser , later by J.Kuwasseg. From 1866 till 1876 he lived in Munich and Rome. Here he worked with Anton Romako and Johann Passini. From 1869 to 1910 he lived in Vienna , where were created his best dogs and cats genre paintings . Since 1874 - Member of Vienna Artist Union "Künstlerhaus".His works are in the best collections around of the world.
Other works by C.Reichert see under item numbers : 940; 964; 1043; 2338, 3027; 3259.
Inscription: signed lower right, on the reverse - old label with inventory number , original title of painting in German " A New Acquaintance. Original by C. Reichert"
Technique: oil on cardboard , original period gold-plated frame
Measurements: unframed w 6 1/6 " x h 8 1/2 " (15,5 x 21.5 cm ) , framed 18 1/6" x 20 1/6" ( 46 x 51 cm )
Condition : very good