The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. There are scattered small marks. Upper right and lower left at the edges are tiny pinholes and upper left a small loss of color can be seen. The cardboard is mounted to mat. The frame shows usual signs of age and wear and small losses of color can be seen to the outer edges.
František Kaván (1866-1941)
František Kaván was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the 1890s under Julius Mařák. He participated in many excursions and study stays which brought him to the surroundings, to the Giant Mountains and to South Bohemia. The artist focused on landscapes and came to a strong understanding of nature around the turn of the century. His oeuvre is characterized by facing up with surrealism and impressionism. Kaván worked as a poet as well and wrote a lot of symbolistic poems. (msc)