Fine portrait of a young girl was executed in Vienna c. i1850 and due to the identical manner was attributed to the hand of renown Austrian portrait painter Josef Weidner (1801 - Vienna - 1870). 1815 he studied at the Vienna Academy. His art was developed under the influence of Friedrich Amerling, Carl Rahl and his brother-in-law Ferdinand Georg Waldmueller. From 1826 to 1847 Weidner exibited his works by Academy Exibition of St. Anna and in 1857 - 1868 - by Exibition of austrian art union and in 1836 in the Berlin Academy. His works represent in museums of Brno, Klausenberg, "Belvedere" in Vienna.
Literature: Thieme-Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler"; Nagler "Künstler Lexikon"; H.Fuchs "Die Osterreichischen Maler".
Inscription: indistinctly remainder of signature, lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, painted in oval. Luxuriousy antique gold-plated frame. frame.
Measurements: unframed 32 2/3" x 44" (45 x 55 cm); framed 43 1/3" x 54 3/4" (66 x 76 cm)
Condition: in very good condition