Masterfully portrait watercolour was created by good listed miniature and portrait painter Johann Heinrich Schramm (1810 Teschen - 1865 Vienna). He studied at first architecture in Vienna and attend lectures of Art Academy . He exhibited in 1832-1837 by Academy Exhibitions of St. Anna . In the end of 1830s he changed his motives to portrait watercolours , oils and miniatures. Since 1837 he settled in Praque , from here he travelled to Weimar , where he worked as teacher and court painter by the Duke . In 1845 he is in Jena , where he created 16 portraits of Professors by University . In the same year he was called honorary doctor of University in Jena. Together with world-known sculptor Thorwaldsen he traveled around Germany. In the history of Austrian art he remained as talented miniature artist.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs "Österreichische Künstler des 19 Jahrhunderts" , Dr. P.Toman "Czech Artist lexicon", Praque,1960.
Inscription: signed and and dated: J.Schramm pt. (pinxit), 1836.
Technique: watercolour on paper, original period gold-plated frame..
Measurements: image w 4 1/2" x h 6 1/4" (11,5 x 16 cm), framed w 6 3/4" x h 8 3/4" (17,3 x 22,2 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.