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A Good Catch by Eugen von Blaas Classical Art Prints
A Good Catch by Eugen von Blaas Classical Art Prints

A Good Catch

A Good Catch c1894 by Italian Painter Eugen von Blaas (1843 – 1931); also known as Eugene de Blaas of the Academic Classicism Period. Though he often painted Venetian scenes; he also painted many portraits and religious works of art.

This is a genre portrait of a beautiful Italian young lady that has just come from the shore where she has caught some fish and a lobster which she has placed in a wicker basket, that she is going to sell at the market.

She is standing by a red brick wall that has mortar covering most of it near a double wall, that seems to be part of a building.

She is wearing gold orb earrings, a white short sleeve blouse, over which she is wearing a red corset and a yellow-gold colored full length dress, blue stockings and black shoes with brass buckles.

She is holding part of her skirt with her right hand; while holding the basket of seafood against her hip with her extended left hand as she looks into the distance from her left.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Eugen von Blaas was born at Albano, near Rome, to a Tyrolean father and Italian mother. His father Karl, also a painter, was his teacher. His mother, Agnesina Auda, was a well-to-do Roman woman. The family moved to Venice when Karl became Professor at the Academy of Venice. He often painted scenes in Venice, but also portraits and religious paintings.

Among his works are La forma nuziale in sacrestia; La tombola in Campielo a Venezia; Una scena di burattini in un educanciatu; and La Ninetta. The art critic Luigi Chirtani, when the painting was displayed at the Mostra Nazionale di Venezia, described it as Beautiful, flattering, pretty, caressed, cleaned, polished, laundress in a painting by Mr. Blaas, the favorite portraitist of great Venetian aristocrats, dressed in gala satins, shining jewelry, hairstyles of the rich.

His colorful and rather theatrical period images of Venetian society, e.g. On the Balcony (1877; Private Collection), were quite different compared to delicate pastels and etchings of the courtyards, balcony and canals of modern Venice.

Eugene de Blaas’ paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society, New Gallery and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery in London, and also at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

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