Two portraits of a noble married couple were executed in the early 19th century and although unsigned, are very similar and have all stilistic criteria for attribution to famous Austrian portrait painter Johann Baptist von Lampi the Younger (1775 Trento - 1837 Vienna). He was born at Trento and studied under his father, Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder, and later at the Academy at Vienna. He went with his father for thirteen years to St. Petersburg, and became a member of the Academy at that city as well as of that at Vienna in 1813. He painted many of the most distinguished personages of his time. He died at Vienna.
Provenance: austrian castle estate in Upper Austria.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines künstlerlexikon", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: unsigned, on the reverse of both indistinctly legend about sitters in old German.
Technique: both oil on canvas . Luxuriousy original period gilt frames.
Measurements: portrait of lady: unframed w 24 1/2" x h 30 1/4" (62 x 77 cm), framed w 31 " x h 37 " (79 x 94 cm), portrait of gentleman. unframed 24 1/3" x 31" (62 x 79), framed 30" x 36 2/3" (76 x 93 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.