Dimensions: 57x73 cm.
German: Josef Wagner-Höhenberg (1870 Höhenberg - 1937 München), signiert Rechts unten sign. Wagner Höhenberg, Öl auf Leinwand, 57 x 73 cm, gerahmt. Literatur: Alexander Rauch, Artikel Wagner-Höhenberg, in: Bruckmanns Lexikon der Münchener Malerei des 19./20. Jhdts., Band 6 mit Abbildungen.
Josef Wagner-Höhenberg was a genre, portrait and historical painter born in Höhenberg, Germany in 1870. Father of the genre painter Fritz Wagner (1896-1967). Studied at the Florence Academy of Art as well as in Munich and later became a member of the Munich school of painting. Wagner-Höhenberg specialized in painting finely detailed interior scenes. Due to his ability to capture emotion and give portrait-like features to his subjects he is considered one of the most gifted 19th-century German artists of his era. Examples of his work can be found in many private and public art collections including the Witt Library.
Interior scene depicting three clericks, singing, playing the flute and guitar. Painted with attention to detail, manner characteristic for Wagner. Signed bottom-right: “Wagner-Hohenberg”. In original black frame.
Provenance: Swedish collection.