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Franz Xaver Wolf

Austrian, (1896-1989)
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Oil on panel, signed, with wax seal & old label verso

Franz Xaver Wolf was born on 11 June 1896 in Vienna, Austria to Franz Wolf and Josefa König. Although little has been discovered about his early life, he is known to have attended the Fine Art Academy in Vienna before moving to Germany to study at the Munich Academy. It is possible that he was related to the painter and lithographer Franz Wolf (1795-1859) as their work shares some similarities.

He was part of the Munich School of genre and landscape painters and became known for his highly detailed genre paintings featuring clerics or figures in costumes. In addition to genre subjects he also painted still lifes, usually of flowers. As well as working in oil, he was also a skilled engraver and produced a number of etchings.

Wolf married Maria Albertine Zlepnig on 20 March, 1928 and together they lived in Vienna. He lived at a number of addresses including 10 Lerchengasse and 7 Heiliggeistrasse. By 1955, he had settled at 33 Castellezgasse and was still earning his living as a successful artist. His work can be found in many private and public collections including Berlin and Vienna museums.

Presentation The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition. The reverse bears an old label with the artist’s signature together with his seal (see image).
Condition As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.

Dimensions

Image Size 19.5 inches x 15.25 inches (49.5cm x38.5cm)
Framed Size 26.75 inches x 22.5 inches (68cm x 57cm)
£3,250.00