Our romantical portrait of a young lady created by Albert Graefle (1807 Freiburg in Breisgau - 1889 Munich), entered the Munich Academy in 1927 to study under Julius Schnorr and Peter Cornelius, continued his studies in the Munich Pinakothek and then with his friend Franz Xaver Winterhalter. In 1830´s he started dedicating himself mainly to portrait painting. For further studying he moved 1839 to Paris. There he joined Winterhalter, for whom he often worked between 1840-45, mainly copying his portraits of personalities of the time. He also often accompanied Winterhalter to London, to assist the very demanded master in his various commissions. From 1852 onwards he lived in Munich, where he became a popular portrait painter of the high society. Besides that he led a well attended painting school, where also Franz Lenbach studied, among others.
Provenance: An important private collection of Edmondson Estate from New York . On the back side - original estate label and old labels of Auctionshouse Sotheby´s/New York , where it was sold a few years ago.
Inscription: signed and dated 1843 , reverse - labels of american estate Edmonston and auction house Sotheby´s/New York
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original period salon style gold-plated frame.
Measurements: image 21 1/4" x 27"(54 x 68,5), unframed w 22" x h 28" (56 x 71 cm), framed w 32" x h 40 1/2" (81,5 x 103 cm)
Condition: in good condition, old profess.relining of canvas