“Ahasuerus at the End of the World” by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl.
Date: 1888. Technique: Oil on canvas, 55 x 90 in. Private collection.
Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl (Timișoara, 1860– Rome, 1933) was a Hungarian artist known for historical and mythological painting, particularly of subjects pertaining to ancient Rome. Some of his major history paintings have been lost, and many of his smaller works were retained by his heirs until the early 1980s. Although he was one of the most successful artists of fin-de-siècle Vienna, these circumstances, along with the rise of Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secessionists, put his reputation in eclipse. (source Wikipedia)
I decided to make another post about a lesser known artist, and the more I come across such examples the more I wonder how many other astounding works are unjustly ignored or lost. The painting that brought Hiremy to my attention was the beauty which you can see above.