The author of this masterfully portrait , one of the best Austrian portrait and miniature painters Emanuel Thomas Peter (1799 - 1873) executed this work ca. in 1840s and depicted ,due to the old inscription on the reverse, " Anna Strelecz, born Hofer, born 12.04.1821, died 28.07.1853, married 7.08.1825 Franz Xaver Strelecz.".
Emanuel Thomas Peter (1799 Jaegerndorf - 1873 Vienna) was a very well-known Austrian portrait miniaturist of the 19th century. From 1818 he studied at the Vienna Academy, at first architecture and then miniature painting under the famous Moritz Michael Daffinger. He copied a lot of Daffinger´s miniatures with such artistic skill, that it is often impossible to distinguish between copies and originals. After a stay in Silezia Peter returned to Vienna in 1830 and became there one of the leading miniaturists. His best works were created between 1830 and 1850.
Literature: H.Fuchs "Lexicon of austrian artists of 19th century", Vienna, 1975;
Inscription: signed vertical lower right, on the reverse of painting inscriptions about the sitter,
Technique: watercolour on paper. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 6 1/4" x h 8 1/4" (16 x 21 cm); matted and framed w 13 " x 15 3/4" (33 x 40 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.