A Russian Impressionist Portrait of two Balkans men in traditional clothing. Ludvik Kuba (1863 – 1956) Oil on heavy paper or cardboard. Probably Serbian or Bosnian men. 11.75” X 9” sight size. Original frame, good condition. C.1910
An oil painting of a gentleman by Vaclav Brozik, Czech, 1851-1901, Oil on canvas, “V. Brozik” tag affixed to a European gilt wood frame, the frame 30.5” X 24.”
Brozik studied at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Dresden and Munich. He also studied and painted in the Netherlands. His wife was the daughter of a successful Paris art dealer, he achieved notoriety and maintained an active market with elite Parisian socialites. He taught at the Prague Art Academy and lived in Paris. He was elected as a foreign member and the successor of John Millais in the French Academie des beaux-arts. Brozik is buried at the Cimetiere de Montmarte.
A mid 19th Century pastel portrait of a prominent citizen or politician, excellent tonal qualities, very fine details, housed within its original paper seals, unsigned but the seals are intact, the interior has not been checked, This is a very fine portrait, in very original condition, unframed.