High quality pair of Biedermeier family portrait miniatures (depicting due to the description on the labels are portraits of Josef and Antonia Eder) in oustandig original gold-plated frames. This two portraits were executed ca. 1840 by important Czech miniaturist Josef Zumsande (1806 Neuhaus / South Moravia - 1865 Neuhaus). He studied at the praque Academy from 1821 to 1824, since 1825 - at the Academy in Vienna, where he lived until 1840. In 1842 -1845 he worked in Praque, from 1845 to 1858 - in Vienna again . He was a popular and very skillful miniature painter ,many portraits by him exists in Czech and Austrian museums and private property .
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999; Prof.H.Fuchs "Austrian Miniature Artists"(in German), Vienna, 1975; Prof.Toman"Czech Artist lexicon", Praque,1960
Inscription: male portrait signed .
Technique: both. gouache on ivory. Luxuriousy original period gold-plated frames .
Measurements: unframed w 3 1/2 " x h 4 3/8" (9 x 11 cm), framed w 7 1/2" x h 8 3/8" ( 19 x 21,3 cm).
Condition: in good condition, no cracks or restorations.