Oil painting on canvas of still life with fruit in the style of Andreas Theodor Mattenheimer. The canvas has been stretched and mounted in a solid mahogany frame with hand carevd corner decoration and oil gilded using dutch metal leaf.
Andreas Theodor Mattenheimer (1787 - 1850) was a German artist taught by his father who was also an artist. In 1807, his portraits of Duchess Maria Anna in Bavaria and Princess Elisabeth, earned him the recommendation to King Maximilian I, who granted the painter an annual subsidy, stating that he would like to specialise in still life fruit and flower paintings. As a result, Mattenheimer's paintings, distinguished by their brilliant color and likeness to nature, were in great demand by the rich and famous nobility.
Hand painted by an established individual artist, Zhi-Guo Tao, born in 1964 and attended artists college from 1984. His first award came in 1991 and one of his original paintings was exhibited at Hangzhou Exhibition Centre in 2010.