Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mystery Painting

Above is a reference photo I took in December, 2011 at a gallery in Honolulu's Royal Hawaiian hotel. The photo doesn't show it, but the handling of the paint was nicely, skillfully done. It looks like it was made after about 1910-1915.

Problem is, I don't know who painted it.

I might have jotted down the artist's name, but if I did, the scrap of paper became lost and I'm left to grind my teeth in frustration.

What I remember is that the artist was Austrian, and for a time was something like a court painter during the dying years of the Chinese Empire. A while ago I tried Googling using various search phrases based on those scraps of information, but nothing turned up.

Can anyone out there help me?

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