This beautiful Biedermeier Painting of a young noble man is a typical example for 19th Century German Art. It dates back to 1815-1840 and is a true Gem of the Biedermeier Epoche. It is a commissioned work and therefore - as almost all commissioned works - not signed. None the less it is a true masterpiece and has beautiful colors and intricate details. In Biedermeier paintings are characterized by the commitment to portray a sentimental and pious view of the world in a realistic way. Biedermeier themes reinforced feelings of security, "Gemütlichkeit", traditional pieties and simplicity, eschewing political and social commentary during the epoch. Thus, the techniques, while classic in nature were of the utmost importance to reach a realistic rendering. Regarding the thematic, the technique was seen not only as a narrative medium to tell the past in anecdotal vignettes, but also to represent the present. This formed an aesthetic unity most evidenced in the portraits.
The Young man is depicted in Half-Length, in a red Jacket with a blue shirt. Most likely this picture originates from the middle German area. It comes in a beautiful 19th Century Biedermeier frame which was originally just black - then someone painted it gold and later someone polished most of the gold paint away. We left this charming detail to the frame since we believe it has a nice look and shows the history of this piece.
Measurements: Painting: 6 1/2 X 8 inch Frame: 10 1/2 x 12 1/4
Condition: In good condition. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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