"Milking Time" (1906), oil painting | Albert Reibmayr (Austrian, 1881-1941)
ITEM #: 901VPY23
"MILKING TIME" BY ALBERT REIBMAYR (AUSTRIAN, 1881-1941)
Oil on canvas, signed lower right "A. REIBMAYR 06", lower left "A.R. 1906"
Item # 901VPY23
A fine work depicting a farmer's wife milking the cows at dusk as the evening sky turns golden and shadows grow long. Executed in oil on canvas, the work is housed in a somewhat later carved giltwood frame. With a touch of impressionism in the details, Reibmayr honors technical exactness with a thoughtful approach to anatomy and proportions. Best known perhaps for his paintings of horses, this is a sensitive work that exudes a peacefulness in the light of hard work, the nostalgia of quietude and simplicity imbue the work with a certain romanticism.
Beautifully restored and an exquisite presentation, this is a fine acquisition from an artist found very infrequently on the open market.
Literature & Further Reading:
- E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. XI, Gründ, 2006
Measurements: 19 1/4" H x 25 7/8" W x 2 1/2" D [frame]; 12 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W [canvas approximated]
Professionally cleaned and conserved with a vibrant surface in ready-to-hang condition. Under UV: upper edge of sky with restoration just below edge of the frame; painting may have had a deeper matting at one point, the slight lined impression having been somewhat touched up. Light surface craquelure. Frame with chipping and wear, some cracking to corners.