The canvas has detachted from the upper edge of the stretcher and should be reframed. The paint surface has darkened and shows staining and typical craquelure as well as slight rubbing. There is a small restoration on the body of the right quail (strengthened on the reverse). Moreover, there is some paint flaking to the upper margin with some tiny touch-ups visible under UV light. The frame is slightly chipped.
Alfred Weczerzick (1864-1952)
After his studies at the educational institution of the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts in the 1880s, the Silesian born Alfred Weczerzick worked as an animal painter and illustrator in Berlin and Munich. He debuted in 1889 with pictures of birds at the Berliner Kunstausstellung. His favorite subjects were monkeys and dogs, which he often sat in a narrative framework; he also painted numerous landscapes. (cko)