This classical portrait of a beauty with pigeon as symbol of innocence was executed On the turn of 19th Century and although unsigned, are very similar and have all stilistic criteria for attribution to famous Austrian portrait painter Johann Baptist von Lampi the Younger (1775 Trento - 1837 Vienna). He was born at Trento and studied under his father, Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder, and later at the Academy at Vienna. He went with his father for thirteen years to St. Petersburg, and became a member of the Academy at that city as well as of that at Vienna in 1813. He painted many of the most distinguished personages of his time. He died at Vienna.
Literature: R.Pancheri " Giovanni Battista Lampi alla corte di Caterina II di Russia", Società Studi Trentini, 2011; Prof.H.Fuchs “Lexicon of Austrian artists”, Vienna, 1975. Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999
Technique: oil on paper/wood/canvas. Antique gold-plated frame
Measurements: unframed h 15 7/8" x w 20 1/2" (40,3 x 51,3 cm ), framed h 19 7/8" x 24 1/4" (50,5 x 61,5 cm)
Condition: in very good condition