Josef Steiner, Still Life With Mushrooms

Josef Steiner, Still Life With Mushrooms

A fine 20th-century still life depicting an array of mushrooms scattered across a table and tumbling from a basket. The artist, Josef Steiner (1910-1981), has rendered the various fungi with skill and a keen attention to detail.

Steiner was known for his exquisite still lifes that drew influence from the 17th-century Dutch masters.

The painting is signed Reinold, which is a pseudonym, and housed within an appropriate frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22½” x 26” / 57cm x 67cm
Year of creation: c. 1970
Provenance: Austria
Condition: Overall very presentable.
Artist’s auction highlight: £2,617 achieved for a still life at auction in 2014.