A pair of high quality romantical portraits of an hussar and his wife was executed in 1835 by good listed Austrian miniature and portrait painter Adalbert (Vojtech) Suchy (1783 Klattau, Bohemia - 1849 Vienna). The artist, a son of a carpenter, became in 1802 a student of the Academy in Vienna, where he studied under Schmutzer, and where he exhibited between 1820 and 1840. In his realistically seized miniatures he reminds more on the early miniature portraits of Ferdinand George Waldmueller. He created in miniature and oil numerous members of the Austrian emperor house, royal court and aristocracy, under others: Emperor Franz, Emperor Ferdinand, Cardinal Ore Duke Rudolf, Ore Duchess Leopoldine Karoline of Austria and Ore D uke Franz Carl. The artist is considered as skillful miniature painter. For the faces used he carmine-pink, which are typical for him. IHis miniatures and small oil portraits are very cleanly implemented. Works his hand were formerly in nearly all good miniature collections and City Museum of Vienna (Wien-Museum).
Literature: Thieme/Becker V. 5, 1911. H.Fuchs "Lexicon of austrian artists of 19th century", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: each signed and dated 1835.
Technique: both oil on canvas. Oginal period gold-plated frames.
Measurements: each unframed w 12 5/8 " x h 15 3/4" (32 x 40 cm), framed w 18 1/2 " x h 22 " (47 x 56 cm)
Condition: in very good condition .