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Portrait of a blonde girl was executed in the second half of 19th century , signed on reverse of the stretcher and attributed to Austrian painter Wilhelm Richter.
Wilhelm Richter ( 1824 - Vienna - 1892 ) was a well-known Austrian military, portrait, genre and horse painter who lived and worked in Vienna in the 19th century. He was a pupil of Thomas Ender and Leopold Kupelwieser at the Vienna Academy. His works are displayed in various museums and private collections.in the 1840-1850-s he travelled to Italy . Since 1870 he worked in Gödöllö ( castle of austrian impress Elisabeth)
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.." ; Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of austrian artists, Vienna, 1975; AKL (Genaral Artist Lexicon) Index
Inscription: signed Wilhelm Richter in pencil on the back of the stretcher.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame. .
Measurements: unframed w 16 3/4" x h 20 7/8" ( 42,5 x 53 cm), framed w 21 1/4" x h 25 1/3" (54 x 64,5 cm).