Masterfully romantical portrait of a young girl by prominent Austrian Biedermeier painter
Anton Einsle (1801 - Vienna - 1871 ). The artist created a few portraits of his dauthter, one of them is represanted in the important monography by F. Boetticher. Probably, our painting is dauther`s portrait also. Anton Einsle was a very significant Austrian portrait painter of the 19th century and one of the best representant of Biedermeier era. Works by Anton Einsle are represented in many museums in Austria and abroad, also in private collections, for example, by Gianni Versace .Works by Einsle arrive at auctions today generate five-figure euro amounts. At the age of 13 he began studying at the Vienna Academy and painted his first works on commission at 16. His first portraits in oil and miniatures are known to appear in 1827. His works were represented at all great exhibitions in Vienna from 1830 on. Einsle worked in Prague and Budapest for a few years. He soon became a favourite portrait painter of high aristocracy and royals and was an official portraitist of Kaiser Franz Josef I. Works by Einsle are represented in many museums in Austria and abroad.
Einsle received the title of Royal Painter in 1838. Since then the best paintings of his bears a inscription like in ours: K.K. Hofmaler A. Einsle (what means Kaiser-Königlicher (= imperial-royal) Hofmaler (=painter) A. Einsle).
Literature:F.von Boetticher "List of paintings of 19th century"(in German),Leipzig,1892; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig. porf.H.Fuchs 2Lexikon von österreichischen maler des 19. Jahrhunderts".
Inscription: signed and dated 1844 upper right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original perion frame.
Measurements: unframed 15 2/3" x 20 1/2" (40 x 52 cm); framed 25 1/2" x 30 1/3" (65 x 77 cm)
Condition: in very good condition