Pastel, 44 x 29 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. ri. F. Skarbina Paris 1892, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - The pastel is from the most mature period of Skarbina. - Impressionist painter, influenced by the style of Menzel, he mainly depicted scenes of urban street life, studied at the Berlin academy under J. Schrader, member of the Gruppe der XI, of the Berlin secession a. the senat of the Berlin academy, he also created large-size historical paintings. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), München, Aachen. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.