Fabulous antique to vintage oil painting on canvas in ornate 35.5" gilt gesso & wood frame, listed Hungarian artist Romek ARPAD (1883-1960): a still life of desk with antique books, portraits and wax sealed writing papers & candle! A wonderful painting, I just love the subject, being a collector of both portrait miniatures and wax seals/writing accoutrement! I've done just a bit of research on the artist and you can see a variety of his work online. Here's a bit of info found:
Romek Árpád (Budapest 1883 - Budapest 1960)
Romek Árpád was a Hungarian born still life painter who worked in a naturalistic representational style in oil. Born in Budapest, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (of Budapest) under Ede Ballo and Laszlo Hegedus. After school he was awarded a scholarship to study at Szolnok. His work is usually characterized as realistic and contains kitchenware, fruit, glasses, and books on table tops.
Romek Árpád was a Hungarian painter of still lifes, who worked in a naturalistic style. He studied at the Art Academy in Budapest and was taught by Ede Ballo and Laszlo Hegedus. After graduating from the academy, he received a scholarship to study in Szolnok. In his still lifes he painted utensils, fruit, glasses and books.
The frame appears to be original and is also fabulous, ornate with a gilded finish and in great shape. Perfect for the collectors!
Very good to excellent condition. No damage that I can see to the painting, no flaws to the canvas, etc. The frame is also in great shape with just a tiny flaw or two. See pictures for all measurements.
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