Johann Georg Seitz (1810-1870)
|Artist Name||Johann Georg Seitz (1810-1870)|
|Title||Floral Still Life with Robin|
|Description||This beautiful 19th century floral still life oil painting is by noted German/Austrian artist Johnann Georg Seitz. Painted circa 1850 it is a mixed floral arrangement in a terracotta vase on a ledge. Around the base are several fruits, a copper butterfly and a robin. Seitz only occasionally added a bird to his still lifes and it makes them all the more special, especially this being a robin with all its symbolism. Details such as the bloom on the plums and gleam on the red currents are superb. This is a really excellent example of Seitz's work and a great Victorian floral oil painting with echoes and skill of Dutch Old Masters.
Signed lower left and indistinctly dated.
|Provenance||Christie's stamp verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||17 x 21 inches|
|Frame||Housed in its original ornate carved giltwood frame, 28 inches by 24 inches framed and in good condition.|
|Biography||Johann Georg Seitz was a German/Austrian artist born in Nuremberg Germany in 1810 and died in Vienna Austria in 1870. Seitz probably studied at the Vienna Academy. His artistic work (mostly oil painting on canvas) is characterized by his still lifes with flowers or fruits. Some of his works were exhibited at the Academy: 1830: a Piece of Fruit in watercolors.1842: the floral pieces Roses and Flowers, both oil paintings. In the obituaries for his death, he was also described as an excellent landscape painter.|