Two family portraits from the biedermeier epoche created in 1845 by Austrian portrait and historical artist Johann Franz Mattias Baptist III Ritter von Lampi (1807 Vienna - 1857 Vienna). He was a son Austrian portrait painter Johann Baptist Lampi the junior (1775 - 1837) and grandson of Johann Baptist Ritter von Lampi senior (1751-1830).His works (portraits and figure studies) were exhibited in the Vienna Academy to St.Anna in 1840-1850 . According to Artist Lexicon by Thieme/Becker he lived and worked in Russia /St.Petersburg, Italy and South Tyrol.
Literature: Comanducci "Lexicon of italian artists of 19 century"(in italian); Wurzbach ; Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of austrian artists, Vienna; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999; Index of AKL (General Artist Lexicon).
Inscription: signed and dated 1845 on the reverse of canvases.
Technique: each: oil on canvas. Original period frames.
Measurements: each : unframed w 11 4/5" x h 14 2/3" (30 x 37 cm), framed w 15 3/4" x h 18 1/2" (40 x 47 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.