Street scene in the Füttergasse in Czech Znojmo ( in German: Znaim) was executed in 1920-1930 by popular Austrian landscape and cityscape ( Vedute) painter Paul Kaspar ( 1891 Vienna - 1953 Vienna). For comparison with other watercolour by the same artist see our additional image.
Paul Kaspar studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and belonged to a group of Austrian artists who carried on the traditions of the 19th century. His works impress with their attention to detail and precise execution, while also being able to capture the moment and mood of his subjects.
Kaspar's favorite motifs included above all the famous buildings in Vienna's inner city, especially St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg, but also rural-romantic motifs from the Viennese suburbs. Mountain motifs are rarer. His preferred technique was watercolor, with an unmistakable influence from Rudolf von Alt. Kaspar mainly painted for the Viennese bourgeoisie, but also accepted public commissions. the order of the city of Baden to artistically document the opening of the local thermal baths on July 24, 1926.
Works by Paul Kaspar are repeatedly offered in auction houses, so that many objects are privately owned.
Literature: Prof. H.Fuchs "Die Österreichische Maler des 19 und 20 Jahrhunderts", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: watercolour on paper, original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 4 3/4" x h 6 1/4" (12,2 x 16 cm), framed w 6 7/8" x h 8 2/3" (17,5 x 22 cm)
Condition: in good original condition.