Kraus painted this towards the end of his life with five decades of experience behind him. He had the honour of studying under, and working alongside, some of the greatest painters of his generation including Thomas Couture (1815-1879) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883). This experience primed him to become an important and well-loved salon painter in Paris, Rome and Berlin.

Artist’s auction highlight: £9,496 achieved for 'Esmeralda' at auction in 2011.

Friedrich Kraus, Champagne Elegance

Friedrich Kraus Painting