Alois Hans Schram (1864-1919).
In Greek mythology, amorous king of the Gods, Zeus transformed himself into a bull to abduct the unknowing Phoenician princess Europa and whisk her off to the island of Crete. The painting in signed by the artist and authenticated with the official estate stamp. It hangs in a fine quality Aesthetic Movement gold metal leaf frame.
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Born in Vienna, Alois Hans Schram was a versatile painter of historical subjects, landscapes, and portraits. Schram studied at the Art Academy in Vienna under Hans Makart and throughout the 1880s travelled extensively across the Mediterranean, working in France, England, Spain, Sicily, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In 1889 he was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome. Schram’s paintings from this period are grand Academic scenes of neoclassical subjects but around the turn of the century his style became more post Impressionistic and his subjects lighter and more romantic influenced by the Vienna Secession and ‘Art Nouveau’.
Schram was received numerous gold and silver State medals, and was commissioned to paint large friezes in several important state buildings including the Viennese Parliament. Today, works by Schram can be found in museums and private collections around the world.
Dimensions: (framed) 113cm x 128cm (44½” x 50½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 91cm x 106cm (35¾” x 41¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.