Portrait of a young nobleman was executed in the first half of 19th century and due to the manner of composition and artist's monogram was attributed to the hand of German-Austrian painter and graphic artist Johann Frankenberger ( 1807 Hadamar/Hessen-Nassau - 1874 Vienna).
For another portrait of the same artist see our item No. 2299, 6093.
Frankenberger studied at the Fine Art Academy in Vienna with Joseph Redl, Johann Nepomuk Ender and Carl Gsellhofer (1828 Graf Czernin Prize). conn. active in Limburg an der Lahn (lithograph of Dr. J.W. Bausch, Bishop of Limburg, 1833), Wiesbaden (portrait of the Reg.-President Lichtenberg), Mainz (portraits of Duke Ferdinand von Württemberg; Johann Ignaz Weitzel, both Lith. in the StA Mainz) and as court painter to the Prince of Solms-Braunfels (Princess Ottilie zu Solms-Braunfels, Lith., 1837). Active in Vienna from 1838. In addition to portraits (Oil, etching, lith.), i.a. by orientals and actors living in Vienna, numerous animal hunting scenes (The Driven Chase, 1840) and genre scenes (The Disappointment, 1844; Praying Country People, 1845; Narrating Grandmother, 1847; all oil).
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975. Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999
Inscription: signed with monogram J.Fr., lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 19” x h 24 3/4” (48,5 x 63 cm), framed w 23 2/3” x h 28 3/4” ( 60 x 73 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.