Italian coastal scene by Maria von Parmentier (born April 11, 1846 in Vienna, † May 14, 1879 in Trespiano near Florence). an Austrian painter and graphic artist.
Maria von Parmentier grew up in Vienna and was a student of the Austrian landscape painter Emil Jakob Schindler, who also taught her older sister Luise Begas-Parmentier. Later she made trips to Italy and France. She stayed in Paris for a year, where she received artistic support from Charles-François Daubigny and exhibited her works in the Paris Salon. In the 1870s, she participated in exhibitions in Berlin.
In 1879 she died of typhus during a study trip to Italy. Two years after her death, part of her artistic estate was shown at the fourteenth special exhibition of the National Gallery in Berlin (from November 20, 1881 to January 20, 1882) alongside works by Carl Blechen, August Bromeis and Adolf Schröder.
Maria von Parmentier devoted herself to landscape and marine painting. She mainly chose motifs from Italy, France and Austria. In addition to oil painting, she also made etchings.
One of her most famous works is the picture The port of Dieppe (oil on canvas, 80.5 × 121 cm). It bears the signature MParmentier and has been owned by the National Museums in Berlin (Nationalgalerie) since 1890.
Literature: Prof. H.Fuchs "Austrian painters of 19th and 20th centuries", Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker " general dictionary of artists", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: antique inscription on the stretcher: "Marie v. Parmentier, geb. 11 April 1844".
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 9 1/2" x h 6 1/2" (24 x 16,5 cm), framed w 13" x h 9 7/8" (33 x 25 cm).
Condition: very good, original canvas.