A portrait miniature of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

A portrait miniature of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

A portrait on porcelain of the young Emperor in a field marshalls uniform with orders and with band of the Order of Maria Theresia. In a narrow metal border set into a giltwood frame lined with green damask. The damask fabric of the frame with signs of wear. 8 x 6 cm (incl. frame).
Unknown master, Austria, mid-19th C.

Numerous almost identical versions of this portrait of the young Franz Joseph I in the year of his coronation exist from the hands of various artists, including Eduard Klieber and Carl J. Lemmermayer. A similar portrait miniature by Richard Schwager depicting the Emperor in a blue field marshalls uniform without the sash of the Order is kept in the graphics collection of the Albertina in Vienna.

Provenance

Collection of Dr. Günther Bartels, Göttingen.

Literature

For more information on the Austrian school cf.: Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz 1964, II, p. 739 f.

Lot 253 Dα

Estimate:
800 € - 1.000 €

Result:
2.728 €