Antique Polish Watercolor Painting by Adam Setkowicz Poland
Antique, early 20th century painting, watercolor with gouache highlights on heavy paper, by listed Polish artist Adam Setkowicz (1879 Krakow - 1945 Krakow), signed lower left: 'A.Setkowicz.'
This extremely well painted watercolor painting is painted in characteristics of the artist, horizontal composition, in winter aura, the painter put a generic scene from the life of the Polish countryside with three horse drawn sleighs in a snowy landscape, the composition is quite extensive. The watercolor is distinguished by beautiful, vibrant colors with characteristics for Setkowicz manner of painting. The image is rich in many details, like the animal tracks in the snow, shadows, elements of the horse harness, nuances in the colors of the clothing of people on the sleighs, etc. The painter masterfully reflected anatomical details of people, and above all, horses, using such a difficult and demanding technique as watercolor. It is a real piece of art and shows his artistic craftsmanship.
Adam Setkowicz (Krakow 1876 - Kraków 1945), is a popular painter of winter scenes, hunting and sledding, painted in oils or watercolors, which clearly refers to the work of Alfred Wierusza-Smith, Joseph Brandt, or Julian Falat. The artist in the years 1897-1898, studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of Theodore Axentowicz.
The painting comes with its original wood frame painted in blue color which matches the blue colors of the clothing of people on the sleighs.
The backing cardboard is sealed by paper tape and has not been opened from the time of the framing. The old Dutch Art gallery label on the back reads:" A. CdcuralenZn Kunsthandel Encadrementen Lijnmarkt 30 Utrecht."
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The other label reads: "Van Arnhem Wentlaan 23 -Utrecht."
Judging by the state of the frame, the painting was framed in early 20th century.
Measurements: Framed: 33.5 cm x 18 cm (13.98 inches x 7.09 inches)
Condition: Painting is in its original condition, free of restoration.