ROBERT SLIWINKSKI (GERMAN, 1840-1902), ANTIQUE OIL PAINTING ON PANEL, Genre Street Scene, Signed lower left "R. Sliwinksi"
Item # 130112BEV06
This is a precious antique painting, a somewhat typical subject from Robert Sliwinski capturing a brief moment in time in the streets of a 19th Century German town. The warm tones of the buildings and people imbue a somewhat dreamy nostalgia beneath the purest blue of day brushed into the skies; an ancient spire scrapes pierces the pure blue tones at the end of the street, appearing to be the ruins of a stronghold around which the village has been erected.
It is a deeply enjoyable work that unpacks nicely, full of life and enriched with a level of colloquial detail that is captivating.
Measurements: 17 7/8" wide x 21 3/16" high [frame]; 10" wide x 13 1/8" high [panel]
Condition Report: Rubbing loss to edges, some light losses in sky. Frame early, perhaps original, with numerous minor losses and repairs to pierced foliage, gilding refreshed. Professionally cleaned in the last decade, some inpainting in lower left quadrant. Overall very fine condition.