Josef Wolf (German, 1820-1899)
The Queen's bullfinch
signed and dated 'JWolf May 1878' (lower right) and inscribed 'This little picture is the original study which I did from The Queen's Bullfinch at Buckingham Palace in May 1878, for a picture I was then painting for H.R.H. The Princess Louise, to be presented to Her Majesty on Her Birthday. J. Wolf' on an old label (attached to the back of the frame)
25 x 17.5cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8in).