This is a signed and dated 1917 oil on canvas fine art painting from Polish artist Joseph Kostka. The artist exhibited throughout Europe during the late 1800s and early 1900s with a focus on still lives and dreamy turn-of-the-century figurative studies.
Pictured is a provocative water sprite ambling along a rocky seashore, nude and unabashedly direct in her gaze, while collecting seashells and listening to the ocean roar.
Housed in its original wide profile gold frame, the painting exhibits even craquelure throughout. Canvas is stable and secure.