Masterfully portrait of two noble children was åxecuted in 1830s and due to very close stilistic and composition similarities , as well as due to the old inscription on the back of the original stretcher, was attribute to the hand of important Austrian Biedermeier portrait painter and lithograph Franz Eybl ( 1806 - Vienna - 1880). He was one of the leading genre masters and a very popular portrait painter in the society circles of Vienna. Entering the Vienna Academy in 1816 at the age of 10, he studied under Josef Moessmer, J. B. von Lampi. F. Caucig and Peter Krafft. With a talent for depicting nature and light he found a way from the classicism into a lively and individual genre painting. His talent also led him to portrait painting. Eybl started with portraits of small format and a fine finish becoming one of the masters of the portrait miniature prime-time in Austria. His genre paintings on the other hand awakened great interest and brought him fame at the Austrian Kunstverein (Art Association) exhibitions in the 1830s and hand-in-hand grew his reputation as portrait painter and lithograph to the end of his active years in the 1860s.
Inscription: old inscription with the name of the artist and also the wax seal of the previous noble owner with the image of a lion, a crown and a ligated monogram , both on the back of the stretcher (see additional photos).
Technique: oil on canvas. original Bidermeier period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 10 5/8" x h 13 1/3" (27 x 34 cm); framed w 15" x h 17 3/4" (38 x 45 cm).
Condition: painting and original frame are in very good condition.