Masterfully portrait of a young gentleman with a pipe was executed ca. in 1830 due to the Männer was attributed to Austrian portrait painter Leopold Fertbauer (1802 - Wien- 1875).
Leopold Fertbauer, Austrian painter, son of the great watchmaker Philipp Fertbauer. Studied 1816-1828 at the Academy of Fine Arts (first exhibition 1822), painted history pictures, solo and group portraits (works in the Historical Museum of the City of Vienna); Worked as a princely Liechtensteinscher Gallery-Directorate-adjunct.
Literature: Austrian Artist's Lexicon by H.Fuchs; Gerbert Frodl: Wiener Malerei der Biedermeierzeit. Rosenheim: A. Förg 1987 (Rosenheimer Raritäten), S. 248
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 9 1/8" x h 11 1/2" (23 x 29,3 cm), framed w 15" x h 17" (38 x 43 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, old relining of original canvas.