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Johann Heinrich Schroeder "Charlotte Dorothea Knappe von Knappstaedt", high quality pastel!!, 1804/05 6500 EUR
Johann Heinrich Schroeder "Charlotte Dorothea Knappe von Knappstaedt", high quality pastel!!, 1804/05
According to the sitter's dress and hairstyle, this portrait was executed sometime in the mid-1800s, i.e. shortly after the portrayed woman's wedding (it took place in 1804; see below).
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.
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Creation Year: 1804/05
Measurements: UNFRAMED:34,7x27,7cm/13,7x10,9in FRAMED: 40,7x34,4cm/16,0x13,5in
Object Type: Framed pastel
Style: Old Master drawings
Technique: pastel on vellum (mounted onto stretcher by the artist)
Inscription: verso: old legend
Creator: Johann Heinrich Schroeder
Creator Dates: 1757 Meiningen-1812 Meiningen
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