Portrait watercolour of a young lady decorated with rose in her hair came from the famous old Viennese collection Bartsch (see the collector´s stamp on the reverse) and was executed by, well-known Austrian portrait painter of Boedermeier Epoch August Prinzhofer (1817 St.Veit an der Klan, Carinthia/Austria - 1885 Bad Steinerhof, Styria/Austria). He studied at the Venice Academy and during 1844-1861 in Vienna. He lived and worked in Graz and today his works belong to collections of various Austrian museums.
Provenance: famous old-Viennese collection Bartsch.
Literature: "Austrian Artists Dictionary "by Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna 1974
Inscription: signed and dated 1854, lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed 10 7/8 " x 10 3/4" ( 24 x 27,5 cm ), framed 11 1/2 " x 13 3/8" ( 29 x 34 cm ).
Condition: very good .