This work came from the same private collection as item No. 3306. Masterfully nature study of grapes was executed in 1825 by the leading Austrian flower and till life painters of first half of 19th century Franz Xaver Petter (1791 Vienna - 1866 Vienna). Franz Xaver Petter was a pupil of J.B. Drechsler and S. Wegmayr at the Vienna Academy; from 1814 - taught at the School of Flower Drawing of the Academy; from 1832 was a Professor of the Drawing School of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, and from 1835 - its Director.His flower paintings were very popular in Austrian high society circles. Today, they belong to the most esteemed museum collections in Austria and worldwide. They achieve remarkable prices at the international art auction market.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; Prof.H.Fuchs "Austrian Painters ", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed and dated july 1825 lower left (under matt).
Technique: watercolour on paper. Old gallery matt and frame of later period as the watercolour.
Measurements: image w 12 5/8 " x h 8 3/4 " (32 x 22 cm); matted and framed w 20 7/8 " x h 17 " (53 x 43 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.