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Heinrich Friedrich Fueger "Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Saxony", rediscovered miniature!!, 1771/72 5500 EUR
Heinrich Friedrich Fueger "Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Saxony", rediscovered miniature!!, 1771/72
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Heinrich Friedrich Fueger (1751 Heilbronn - 1818 Vienna) was a German-Austrian neoclassical artist born in Heilbronn, Germany in 1751. He began autodidactically with miniature portraits and as a young boy was shortly trained by the artist Guibal in Ludwigsburg. However he returned to Heilbronn to study law in 1768 and during his university studies continued painting portrait miniatures. His interest in painting grew and he dedicated himself to studying art as pupil of Oeser in Leipzig. He exhibited succesfully at the Dresdner Academy and moved to Dresden, where he worked until the year 1774 then moving to Vienna. He soon enjoyed the interest of the Imperial House and other influential sponsors in Vienna and traveled to Rome on a scolarship in 1776 studying the classical works, Raffael, Annibal Caracci and Domenichino. Among his contemporaries the artists Mengs, Trippel and David had a strong influence on his works. He returned to Vienna in 1783 to be appointed the Vice-director of the Vienna Academy in the same year and Director of the Academy in 1795. From 1806 he was also Director of the Imperial Picture Gallery. He was a very popular portrait and historical painter, a respected master of his time.
Provenance: English private collection
Creation Year: 1771/72
Measurements: UNFRAMED:3,0x3,0cm/1,2x1,2in FRAMED: 4,1x4,1cm/1,6x1,6in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Heinrich Friedrich Fueger
Creator Dates: 1751 Heilbronn-1818 Vienna
Nationality: German / Austrian
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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