[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
RUZICKA-LAUTENSCHLÄGER, Hans [1862–1933]
Cityscape / Tightrope Walker / Seiltänzer
oil on canvas / 5 inches by 7 inches / signed
Austrian artist Hans Růžička-Lauten
“Tightrope Walker” may be a study for an intended larger work; it was likely painted at the scene. Despite the speed of execution, however — capturing the energy of the moment — there is little doubt of the wonder experienced by the spectators.
¹ An inquiry has been made to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.