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# 43669

Josef Kreutzinger (1757-1829) "Soldier of Viennese "Buerger-Kavallerie"", oil on canvas, early 1810s

Price: 8500  EUR

(please note additional Austrian VAT (Value Added Tax) applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

On view here is a portrait of superior quality, very typical for its author, leading Vienna portraitist Josef Kreutzinger (see comparison images nr.). It shows a still anonymous soldier of the "Wiener Buerger-Kavallerie" (Vienna Citizen Cavalry), formed in December of 1805 in Vienna, consisting of high-ranking officials as officers and sons of wealthy families of the city as soldiers; see our images nr.) - analogous to the "National Guards" in Napoleonic France.

The sitter (he looks like ca. 30 years) wears an everyday uniform of this formation - dark-blue coat, red collar, grey trousers, white leather belt with cartridge, decorated with Austrian double eagle (accessories of each soldier) and cavalry sabre with portepee (shoulder belt). Due to his hairstyle (already non-powdered hair) he posed for this portrait in the early 1810s.


An interesting detail: among the soldiers of this volunteer unit we find a certain Ignaz Kreutzinger in 1806, who lived then in Vienna suburb Laimgrube, neighbouring Mariahilf (another suburb; now Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna).
And from genealogical information concerning our artist Josef Kreutzinger we learn that he died as a resident of Mariahilf.
With a very great possibility this Ignaz Kreutzinger was a relative of the artist. Not the latter's son (the two sons of the artist were named Johann and Franz) but probably a nephew or a cousin.

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 Josef Kreutzinger's honor - Kreutzingergasse in the Viennese 12th district.

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Provenance: Viennese private collection

Condition: fairly good; lined in 19th century; in late 19th century frame in so-called "Josephinian" style (style of late 18th cenrtury)

Creation Year: early 1810s

Measurements:UNFRAMED:76,5x60,0cm/30,1x23,6in FRAMED: 87,5x72,0cm/34,4x28,3in

Object Type:Framed oil painting

Style: 19th century paintings

Technique: oil on canvas

Inscription:on verso old label with legend

Creator: Josef Kreutzinger

Creator Dates: 1757 Vienna-1829 Vienna

Nationality:Austrian

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