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Em. Salomon v. Friedberg-Mirohorsky "Austrians in Battle of Solferino (1859)" monumental drawing, 1864 2000 EUR
Em. Salomon v. Friedberg-Mirohorsky "Austrians in Battle of Solferino (1859)" monumental drawing, 1864
This monumental (73 x 100 cm) and extremely detailed drawing was made by Austrian battle artist and general (!) Emanuel Salomon von Friedberg-Mirohorsky. It shows the Austrian troops in the Battle of Solferino (June 24, 1859; CLICK HERE).
Emanuel Salomon Friedberg-Mirohorsky (1829 Prague - 1908 Prague) was born into a Jewish family (his father converted to Catholicism), studied as a young man at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, then - at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt by Vienna. In 1846 he became a lieutenant of the Austrian Army, in 1848 fought in Italy and in the same year by Vienna (Revolution of 1848), took part in Hungarian Campaign of 1849. In 1850 he was arraised to Major, in 1851, following the emperor's order, he painted the battle fields in Hungary. In 1855 he is already colonel, serves in Verona. From 1859, as a regiment commandant, then brigade commandant and later as a division commandant served in Osijek, Kormano, Budapest and finally in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine). In 1873 in Lemberg he became a major-general, in 1878 a Lieutenant-Fieldmarshall and retired in 1883. From 1884 onwards he dedicated himself exclusively to painting: genre paintings, watercolors, battle scenes, illustrations for books and various Czech newspapers. He was also active as a writer.
For artist's extensive biography, see our image nr.12. To see several other works of his, CLICK HERE.
Condition: fairly good; foxings in sky
Creation Year: 1865
Measurements: UNFRAMED:73,0x100,0cm/28,7x39,4in FRAMED: 84,0x110,0cm/33,1x43,3in
Object Type: Framed drawing
Style: Battle paintings
Technique: charcoal and white hightening on paper
Inscription: signed and dated: Friedberg (1)864
Creator: Emanuel Salomon Friedberg-Mirohorsky
Creator Dates: 1829 Prague-1908 Prague
Nationality: Czech / Austrian
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