F. Bauman, Austrian / German, Mid 19th century.
Oil on canvas signed F. Bauman
Dimensions: 48 cm by 79,5cm.
This oil is signed F. Bauman and is labelled on the back with the details for the Swiss artist Fritz Baumann. He was born on the 3rd of May 1896 in Basel and died on the 9th of October 1942. The spelling for Fritz Baumann in Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, 2006, includes a double ‘N’ at the end of the name. No other F. Bauman has been traced except for a mention of a F. Baumann (German) with two oils, titled “An evening on the Salza, Austria and Moonlight on the Thaya, Austria” that sold at Christies, South Kensington on the10 May 2006, on the British and Continental Pictures and Prints sale. The catalogue description for this lot was: F. Bauman (Austrian? 19th/20th Century), An evening on the Salza Austria; and Moonlight on the Thaya, Austria, signed ‘F. Bauman’ (lower right), oil on canvas. As can be seen from the style, frame and applied plaque this is almost certainly the same artist in both cases and not the Swiss artist Fritz Baumann as detailed incorrectly on the back of this picture.