Romanticism religious painting with madonna and Jesus child was executed in early 19th centuryby central European artist (German, Austrian or Czech) in the style of famous Nazarene School.The name Nazarene was adopted by a group of early 19th century German Romantic painters who aimed to revive honesty and spirituality in Christian art.
The name Nazarene came from a term of derision used against them for their affectation of a biblical manner of clothing and hair style. In 1809, six students at the Vienna Academy formed an artistic cooperative in Vienna called the Brotherhood of St. Luke or Lukasbund, following a common name for medieval guilds of painters. In 1810 four of them, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Franz Pforr, Ludwig Vogel and Johann Konrad Hottinger moved to Rome, where they occupied the abandoned monastery of San Isidoro. They were joined by Philipp Veit, Peter von Cornelius, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow and a loose grouping of other German artists. They met up with Austrian romantic landscape artist Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839) who became an unofficial tutor to the group. In 1827 they were joined by Joseph von Führich (1800-1876).
Literature: Mitchell Benjamin Frank. Romantic Painting Redefined: Nazarene Tradition and the Narratives of Romanticism. Ashgate Publishing, 2001; Cordula Grewe. "Painting the Sacred in the Age of German Romanticism." Aldershot: Ashgate Books, 2009.
Inscription: unsigned, on the back of the cardboard - the stamp of a artist's cardboard producer.
Technique: oil on cardboard. Luxuriousy antique gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 10 1/2" x h 12 2/3" (26,7 x 32 cm ), framed w 17 3/4" x h 19 3/4" (45 x 50,3 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.