‘A Young Lady with a Spray of Marguerites’
By Leopold Schmutzler, German 1864-1941.
29 x 40 in. oval, oil on canvas, signed.
Leopold Schmutzler was one of the most popular painters of semi erotic genre scenes, portraits and rococo themes. His works of the late nineteenth-century treat contemporary and ‘frock-coat’ genre subjects with titles such as The Suitor, The Center of Attention or Woman Eavesdropping on a Conversation. They are painted in a realistic style and proficiently executed with a detailed but free handling of the paint. With international auction records in excess of $45,000 this artist is still highly desirable.