Portrait of a boy was executed in late 18th century by an artist in the style and from the circle of Barbara Krafft ( 1764-1825), the Austrian portrait painter , best remembered today for her widely reproduced posthumous portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For various periods between 1794 and 1803 Krafft worked and traveled alone in Jihlava, Salzburg, and Prague, achieving increasing success primarily as a portrait painter, but also producing genre and religious works. By 1804 she was separated from her husband and settled in Salzburg where she lived until 1821. In the last four years of her life, she was the appointed City Painter in Bamberg where she painted 145 paintings.  She died at the age of 61.
Literature: Artist lexicons by Thieme/Becker,; H.Fuchs; Benezit; Boetticher and others..
Technique: oil on canvas .Original period frame
Measurements: unframed w 12 1/2" x h 15 1/5" (32 x 39 cm), framed w 15 1/5" x h 18" ((39 x 46 cm).
Condition: in good condition