Perfect portrait of a nobleman of Vienna society was executed by famous Austrian portrait, genre painter as well as writer August Georg Mayer (1834-1889). He studied at the Vienna Art Academy under C.Gsellhofer, T.Ender, L.Kupelwieser and J.v.Fuerich. In 1851-53 he studied under Carl Rahl and in 1860-63 worked as a theater painter in Hungary. Mayer undertook study travels to Venice, Padua and Verona. He was a member of Vienna Artists´ Unit.
Paintings by Mayer are exhibited in the Austrian Gallery "Art of the 19th Century" in Vienna.
Inscription: signed A.Georg Mayer along the right edge of the canvas.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 19" x h 24 1/4" (48.3 x 61.5 cm), framed w 29 1/2" x h 34 2/3" (75 x 88.3 cm)
Condition: very good