Joseph Hartmann - Three Sisters
Oil on canvas. 146 x 102 cm.
Signed and dated lower right: J. Hartmann 18(77).
An old label to the reverse of the original frame provides information on the depiction: The painting shows a portrait of the three sisters Anna von Rode-Lehr, Marie von Gilsa and Hilly Jordan, neé Krausgrill, aged 17, 12 and 7. The portrait painter Joseph Hartmann was appointed court painter in Darmstadt in 1848, where he primarily painted portraits of Hessian princes, but also of other well known members of society.
Anna von Rode-Lehr.- Private collection, North Germany.