The painting is overall in good, color fresh condition, showing minor paint losses to the margins. The inspection under UV light reveals small touch-ups to the trees in the background. The frame has slightly worn.
Iwan Trusz (1869-1941)
Iwan Trusz was born in the Halychyna Region of the Ukraine. From 1891 to 1897 he studied at the Art Academy in Krakow, which was followed by a stay in Vienna in 1894 and a studio visit at Anton Azbe’s house in Munich in 1987. During his travels, the painter also visited the Crimea (1901-1904), Italy (1902/08), as well as Egypt and Palestine (1912). In 1898 he settled in Lviv, where he established himself as a painter, art critic and publisher of the first Ukrainian art magazine. His extensive oeuvre includes numerous series of paintings of flowers, fields, Jewish cemeteries and landscapes, which he first presented in Lviv in 1899. During his lifetime, Iwan Trusz has also exhibited in Poland, London, Vienna and Sofia. Today, examples of his artistic output are preserved at the Lviv Art Museum. (cko)