According to the style and manner of painting we attribute our pastel to famous German portrait and genre painter Johann Lorenz Kreul (1765-1840). He studied at the Art School of Nurnberg and later under the tutelage of court painter in Ansbach Fr.Naumann. Kreul undertook study travels all over Germany and worked as a court painter in Stuttgart and in Bavaria. The artist is famous for his portraits of German noblemen.
Inscription: unsigned. Part of old original cover attached to the reverse is inscribed in Old German with the biography of the depicted person: "Victoire Lola von Geramb was born in Schemnitz on 1 May 1782 (...), died in Presburg on 14 July 1836" (see photo).
Technique: pastel on parchment
Measurements: unframed w 12 2/3" x h 18" (32.5 x 46.5 cm), framed w 16" x h 21 1/3" (40.5 x 54 cm)
Condition: in good condition