Richard Geiger Signed Tavern Painting

This is an original oil painting by Richard Geiger (1870-1945), the listed Austro-Hungarian painter. Canvas measures 23" by 31" and frame measures 30.5" by 38.5" by 3.5". Signed by the artist, "GEIGER R.", in the lower left corner. Depicted in this tavern scene is a lovely girl surrounded by admiring gentlemen, including a guitar (or mandolin) player. She's wearing a skirt and her blouse is unbuttoned below her bustline, revealing her slip. Note how her hose have slipped down on her left leg. One of the gentlemen has raised a mug of beer in her honor. Condition of the canvas is excellent. Ornate, period frame appears to be original to the painting.
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Geiger's works regularly sell at major auction throughout Europe and in North America. Two recent auction sales by Waddington's in Toronto on 12/6/04, are interesting to note. On this date, lot 305, entitled "Pierrot and Columbine", sold for $3,958 US dollars (including buyer's premium). Lot 304 was the same size as our painting here and also reflects the same subject matter. Entitled "Gypsy Girl in a Tavern", that painting sold for $3,089.
Geiger was born in Vienna in 1870. He is said to have studied at the Vienna Academy under Christian Ludwig Griepenkerl, and later in Paris under Francois Flameng. From 1893 he worked in Budapest as a painter of portraits and genre works.
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Fine Art
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Early 20th Century
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