This Classicism portrait of a noble child , due to the antique label on the back of the canvas, depicts Franz Roch in the age of 6 years and was painted in November of 1819 by Georg Ridler ( Riedler), Viennese portrait painter, who worked in 1815-1820s. In 1816 he exhibited in the academically exhibition of St.Anna his portrait of colonel Küffel von Küffelstein , depicted after the battle of Ebersberg.
Literature: "Austrian Artists Dictionary "by Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna 1974 and " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenen Künstler " by Thieme / Becker. Leipzig, 1999; C.v. Würzbach " Biographical lexicon of Austria", 1874; catalogue of Vienna Congress -Exhibition 1896, Vienna, 1896.
Inscription: signed, dated and inscribed on the antique label mounted to the original canvas.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: image w 20 2/3 " x h 29 " (31 x 41 cm); matted and framed w 26 " x h 33 7/8 " (44 x 53,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition, original canvas.