TIHAMER VON MARGITAY
A fine oil on canvas painting by the Hungarian artist Tihamer Von Margitay (1859-1922) entitled “Downtown Dandy”. It depicts a well dressed gent with a cane in a landscape.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in the original giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower left.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in overall good condition. There are three small repairs to the canvas with the associated re-touching.
Measurements: Painting measures 58 x 46cm and the overall frame 71 x 59cm.
Biography: Margitay (1859-1922) studied in Budapest as a student of Gyula Benczúr and in Munich with O.Seitz. He also studied in Venice and Florence. Margitay liked to paint scenes of the middle-class in the style of Bastien-Lepage with a naturalistic technique. His paintings have been exhibited several times in Budapest and also in Vienna. The Hungarian National Gallery are in possession of some of his paintings and his self-portrait is on exhibition at the Hungarian Historical Gallery.