FRANZ XAVER WOLF, VIENNA 1896 - OIL ON BOARD, H 20" W 16" CARDINAL IN STUDY
Signed upper right. Franz Xaver Wolf was one of Austria's most prominent painters and etchers. carved gold leaf frame: 25" x 21". Purchased from De Grimme Gallery, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mi.in 1969.
When viewed under natural light, the painting is crisp and clean. Under UV light: there is evidence of craquelure having been expertly inpainted and restored in the center to lower right area behind the seated figure and in the bookcase in the upper left. JJW