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Johann Friedrich Tielker (1763-1832) "Gentleman with spectacles", pastel, early 19th century

1900  EUR
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This piece was executed in the early 19th century (the exact date is concealed by the signature and thus unreadable) as a pastel drawing - the technique rather occasionally used by this artist. It is a work of well-known German miniaturist, Johann Friedrich Tielker.
It is a portrait of a middle-aged gentleman wearing a pair of spectacles; he is decorated with badged of ffive awards (three Prussian and two Russian):

- Prussian Military Order of Iron Cross of the 2nd class
- Prussian Johanniter (Maltese) Order
- Prussian Order of the Red Eagle of the 3rd class
- Russian Order of St. Georg of the 4th c lass
- Russian Order of St. Vladimir of the 4th class (he likely received two latter wards, as well as the Iron Cross, as a combatant of the Liberation War of 1813/15)

These details suggest his Prussian origin and relatively high standing in the state hierarchy.

Johann Friedrich Tielker (1763 Brunswick (Braunschweig) - 1832 ibidem) originally made silhouettes but gradually became a miniaturist. He worked in Celle (1784), Münster, Osnabrück, Hanover, Aachen (1768/88), Bremen, Hamburg, Lübeck, etc. In late 1789 he returned to Brunswick but, already in 1790, went back to Frankfurt via Magdeburg, Leipzig and Gotha. Tielker stayed in Frankfurt until 1792 (in that year he was also present at the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Franz II that took place in this city; there he made acquaintances with many important individuals who were to become his future clients). In late 1792 he was already a court artist in Darmstadt. There he portrayed (among others) Princess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who later became Queen of Prussia, and her sister, Princess Friederike. In 1793 he was in Mainz during its occupation by the French. In the same year, by invitation of (then already) Prussian Crown Princess Luise (née Mecklenburg-Strelitz) Tielker came to work at Berlin Court, where he remained for several years.
In 1802, he travelled to Riga via Königsberg. In March 1804 he arrived in St. Petersburg, where he soon received numerous portrait commissions. There he became especially celebrated for his panoramic view of the Russian capital produced by him in watercolour.
From Russia Tielker moved (he was attached to diplomatic delegation as panoramic draughtsman) to China but already in 1806 could be traced as travelling to Moscow from Mitau and Riga. In Moscow he similarly went on to produce a panoramic view of the city. In 1810 he left Russia for a short while and returned to Berlin. Briefly afterwards he went back to Riga, where he made a project of a building and interior decorations for the local theatre. In 1813 the artist settled in St. Petersburg from where he occasionally visited Berlin and other German places. He also made trips to Moscow, Prague, Vienna and Carlsbad (1823).
In 1826 he returned to his native Brunswick and remained there (with an exception of a brief sojourn in Riga in 1828) up until his death.
Works of Johann Friedrich Tielker can be seen in museums of Brunswick, Riga, Berlin, as well as various museums of Russia.

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Provenance: antique shop, Salzburg / Austria

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Condition: fairly good

Creation Year: early 19th/20th Century

Measurements: UNFRAMED:27,8x21,1cm/10,9x8,3in FRAMED: 42,4x35,4cm/16,7x13,9in

Object Type: Framed pastel

Style: 19th century paintings

Technique: pastel on vellum

Inscription: signed: "Tielker /..."

Creator: Johann Friedrich Tielker
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Creator Dates: 1763 Brunswick-1832 Brunswick

Nationality: German

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