Green Orchids before a red curtain, painted by Leo Klin, gouache on cotton board, within the original painted frame. Inscribed to the reverse by the artist with his name and address, title and price (£52.00) and further labels for 'J. Bryce Smith Ltd., Exhibition Agents and Picture Framers', and 'The Central Institute of Art & Design National Gallery London WC2, Flower Exhibition.' overall dim: 23.5 in x 27.5 in. Image: 15.5 in x 19.5 in.
Leo Klin 1887-1967 was a painter originally from Russia. Born in Grodno where he studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Once in England he lived in London and exhibited extensively, including the Royal Academy, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, United Society of Artists and The New English Art Club. His work is held at Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery and The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth.