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Josef Kreutzinger (1757-1829) "Lady in park", superior quality miniature on ivory!!, 1800/1805 10000 EUR
Josef Kreutzinger (1757-1829) "Lady in park", superior quality miniature on ivory!!, 1800/1805
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Josef Kreutzinger (also Kreuzinger; 1757 Vienna - 1829 ibidem) studied from 1768 at the Viennese "Academy St. Anna" (Academy of Fine Art) and after 1774 was strongly influenced by Viennese Neoclassical historical painter and portraitist Friedrich Heinrich Fueger who arrived in Vienna this year. Kreutzinger became Fueger's pupil immediately. After a short stay in Munich and several months in St. Petersburg (1793), Kreutzinger returned to Vienna where he later became a sought after portraitist of high society and court (he was also appointed"Hofkammermahler" (court artist)). His works of this period demonstrate a strong influence of English portraitists of the 18th century - Lawrence, Reynolds and Gainsborough. From Lawrence originates the "en-face" representation of faces with a sidewards glance and upper body facing in the opposite direction in three-quarters portraits. Reminiscent of Gainsborough are portraits where the depicted person stands next to their horse. Besides royalties and high aristocracy Kreutzinger's clientele consisted of military persons, scholars and artists. Later he also portrayed representatives of Viennese bourgeosie. He was also active as engraver and portrait miniaturist. In 1936 one of Vienna's streets was named in his honor - Kreutzingergasse in the Viennese 12th district.
Provenance: antique trade, Paris
Condition: good; in original Empire frame; glass with minor chip in lower right corner
Creation Year: 1800/05
Measurements: UNFRAMED:7,4x6,2cm/2,9x2,4in FRAMED: 8,3x7,0cm/3,3x2,8in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Josef Kreutzinger
Creator Dates: 1757 Vienna-1829 Vienna
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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