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Johann Heinrich Schroeder (1757-1812) "Portrait of an aristocrat", high quality pastel!, ca. 1790

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Acquired in November 2017 through German antique trade offered as a work of an English 18th-century maste - ?!), this, superior quality portrait of a (still anonymous) aristocrat (royalty?) is in reality an absolutely authentic and very typical work of Germany's best late-18th-century pastelist, Johann Heinrich Schroeder (for comparison, see our images nr.6-9).

The best German pastelist of the late 18th century Johann Heinrich Schroeder (Schröder) was born in 1757 in Meiningen, Thuringia (which was then residence town of Duchy Saxe-Meiningen). His early work shows the influence of Johann Philipp Bach who may also have taught him. However, by 1778 he had become a pupil of J.H.Tischbein in Kassel where he exhibited two works at "Junge Maler" in the Academy show in 1780: one pastel portrait, the other a Cleopatra after Titian (medium unspecified). He travelled to Hanover (ca. 1780-84), Brunswick (court artist 1785), Frankfurt, Mannheim, Dresden (1786), Kassel (1787, returning in 1804), Berlin (1789-1792 and 1793-1806). His first trip to Berlin was mentioned in a letter from January 1789 of Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel to her sister-in-law, Elisabeth Christine, Queen of Prussia.
From 1792-1793 Schroeder was in London, following the marriage of the Prussian Princess Friederike with the Duke of York; there he portrayed the Royal Family and exhibited three portraits of unnamed sitters at the Royal Academy. Returning to Germany via The Netherlands, he made a portrait of Queen Luise of Prussia which was widely copied. He was in Brunswick in 1801 before settling in his home town Meiningen after 1806. There were further trips to Bad Pyrmont (1806) and Karlsruhe (1810-1811). He also executed a series of portraits of the Baden Royal Family in the 1800s.
He died in his native town Meiningen in 1812.

For artist's extensive biography, see our image nr.10.

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Condition: good

Creation Year: ca 1790

Measurements: UNFRAMED:30,7x24,8cm/12,1x9,8in FRAMED: 36,7x30,4cm/14,4x12,0in

Object Type: Framed pastel

Style: Old Master drawings

Technique: pastel on vellum (oval; mounted onto stretcher by the artist)

Inscription: -

Creator: Johann Heinrich Schroeder
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Creator Dates: 1757 Meiningen-1812 Meiningen

Nationality: German


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