Fine Biedermeier portrait watercolour depicting young Contess Szapary from well-known Hungarian-Austrian noble family and was executed in 1847 by famous Austrian portrait and miniature artist of Biedermeier epoch Johann Nepomuk Ender (1793 Vienna - 1854 ibidem), twin-brother of Austrian landscape painter Thomas Ender. Since 1806 Johann Ender studied at the Academy in Vienna under Maurer, Lampi, Fueger and Caucig and begun to create portraits from 1814. In 1815-1817 he was already a well-known Viennese portraitist. In 1818-1819 Ender travelled together with Count Istvan Szechenyi through Italy, Greece and the Middle East. In 1820 he obtained an academical scholarship for Italy. In 1820-21 he stayed in Florence; in 1821- in Rome, where studied and copied works of Raphael. In 1825 he became a member of Rome Accademia of S.Luca. In 1826-27 returned to Vienna . In 1829-1850 he was a professor of historical painting at the Vienna Academy and, at the same time, very asked portraitist and miniaturist of the Austrian court and members of the Austrian and Hungarian high society. His specialties were portraits of elegant women from the Royal Family and aristocracy, alone or with their children, fashionably dressed, and occasionally in extravagant richly decorated hats.
Literature: "Austrian Artists Dictionary "by Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna 1974
Inscription: signed and dated 1847 lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed 8 2/3 " x 6 2/3" ( 22 x 17 cm ), framed 14 " x 12" ( 35,5 x 30,5 cm ).
Condition : very good .