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Bust of a Woman Friedrich von Amerling

Artist

Friedrich von Amerling Vienna, 1803 – Vienna, 1887

Culture Austrian
Date mid-19th century
Object type painting
Medium, technique oil on canvas
Dimensions

52.7 x 43 cm

Inventory number 162.B
Collection Department of Art after 1800
On view This artwork is not on display

Amerling was staying in Rome when the emperor Francis recalled him to Vienna in 1832 in order to commission a representative portrait from him. Subsequently, he became a successful portraitist to the Viennese court and to the monarchy’s aristocracy. Due to the detailed richness and refined accuracy of his portraits he became a model for one of the popular artistic genres of Biedermeier. Compared to his representative portraits of the aristocracy, this Portrait of a Woman shows a more informal rendition, with a less standoffish pose.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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