Ein Kleiner Bücherwurm (1902). Eduard Swoboda (Austrian, 1814-1902). Oil on canvas on cardboard.
Swoboda focused mainly on portraits, genre and historical painting. Also, he created murals for churches.
“Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce, old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge