Early 19th century portrait miniature of a boy, painted on porcelain plaque and due to the stylistic criteria and quality was attributed to the hand of Carl Josef Alois Agricola (1779 Saeckingen/Baden - 1852 Vienna), very well-known Austrian historical, portrait and miniaturist painter. The artist was born in Germany, began studying in Karlsruhe, moved to Vienna in 1798 and studied at the Viennese Academy under the famous Fueger. Agricola became a very popular portrait miniature artist and also made many historical and allegorical paintings. Especially known are his paintings with little children, a few of them can be seen at the Austrian National Gallery "Belvedere".
Technique: oil on porcelain. Original period fire-gilt round bronze mount in velvet wood frame.
Measurements: unframed diameter 3 " (7,5 cm); framed w 6 " x h 6" (15 x 15 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.