Fine Biedermeier watercolour portrait of a noble child was executed in 1847 by well renowed Munich portrait , miniature and genre painter Ernst Wilhelm Rietschel (1824 Giessmannsdorf - 1860 Munich). The artist studied at the Dresden Art Academy , worked in Munich, Jassy 81851-1853), Athens (1853-54), Alexandria and Cairo (1854-55), in Rome (1855-57).Portrait of King Ludwig II by Rietschel situated in the Castle Herrenchiemsee, in the estate of Great herzog of Hessen - portrait of King Otto von Greece, alot of waterclours - in the collection the City Museum of Munich.
Literature :F.v.Boetticher "Malerwerke des 19.Jahrhunderts2, 1898; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999, F.Noack "das Deutschtum in Rom2, 1927..
Inscription: signed and dated 16.4. (18)47 lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper. original period wood veneered frame.
Measurements: unframed w 9 " x h 12 2/3" (24,5 x 33,5 cm), framed w 13 " x h 16 1/6" (33 x 42 cm).
Condition: in good original condition.