Fine Art/Artist identification
Painting is titled BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM.
Oil on canvas, approximately 32" x 24", in ornate gold frame stamped "Austria."
Conservator stated date was approximately 1873.
Shepherd is carrying baby sheep and walking among
herd of sheep before an approaching storm. Stormy gray sky, sparce green trees/shrubs in background. Brown ground.
Signature is imprecise as first letter of last name is not certain. Also, the "u" may be an incomplete "o." ? H. Yulbrig, H. Lulbrig,
H. Julbrig, H. Fulbrig. The genre is very similar
to one listed on Artnet - Kunstler which artist is
H. Solbrig. The sheep are drawn the same way. Might there be a way to verify what H. Solbrig's painting signature looked like? The signature on painting is on lower left.
Would you know what the H. in H. Solbrig stands for?
Painting was purchased in N.Y.C. ca 1916. Thank you much.
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