Masterfully portrait of Joseph II of Austria (1741 - Vienna - 1790), Holy Roman Emperor (1765–90), at first coruler with his mother, Maria Theresa (1765–80), and then sole ruler (1780–90) of the Austrian Habsburg dominions. An “enlightened despot,” he sought to introduce administrative, legal, economic, and ecclesiastical reforms—with only measured success.
Due to thr identical quality, period and motive our painting was attributed to the hand Austrian court portrait painter Joseph Hickel ( 1736 - 1807), who was famous with his portraits of Austrian Royal House.Provenance: Paris private estate.
Technique: oil on canvas. old master style frame.
Measurements: unframed w 28 3/4" x h 21 1/4" (74,5 x 89,5 cm), framed w 31 " x h 23 1/3" ( 85,5 x 100,5 cm)
Condition: in good condition, under UVL a few old inpaintings.