A skilfully rendered oil painting depicting an older gentleman tuning a violin by Austrian artist, Adolf Reich (1887-1963).
Reich possessed an extraordinary ability to capture the smallest of details with the utmost of care and his style was entirely traditional. Note how he's observed the angle of the reflections in the mirror and sketched in the engraving on the wall.
In 1916, Reich attended the Academy of Arts in Vienna and elected to paint in a classical style despite many of his contemporaries opting for the avant-garde. In this respect, he was quite a rebel.
The painting is housed within a fine wood and composite frame with swept corners.
Medium: Oil on panel Overall size: 18” x 21” / 46cm x 54cm Year of creation: 1918 Provenance: Austria Condition: Artwork in very good condition with no issues. Frame with some minor surface losses and a repair to the top left. Artist's Auction Highlight £33,753 achieved for ‘Im Künstleratelier’ in 2015 at Sotheby’s, USA.