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Hans Makart (Salzburg 1840 - Wien 1884)


Lady with Jewel Case

Lot-No. 67

Proceeds : 49.500 €


Oil/wood, 52 x 70,5 cm, sign. lo. ri. Hans Makart, on the reverse seal with Austrian double-headed eagle a. inscription "Verz. St. K.K.H.Z.A. Wien", blackened inscription "H.O. Miethke" as well as old label. - Prov.: Gallery Miethke, Vienna; Berlin private collection. - With its combination of warm red, brown and silvery white the painting at hand is a typical example of the much vaunted colorism of Makart. He needs only few brush strokes to accentuate the lustre and the opulence of the lady’s dress. - History a. figure painter, main exponent of the Vienna historism whose style became formative for painting, architecture, interior decoration, stage design a. applied arts not only in Austria but also in Germany, he begann his training 1858 at the Vienna academy, beeing dismissed for lack of talent he continued to study under J. Schiffmann in Salzburg a. under C.T. von Piloty at the Munich academy 1859-65, in 1869 a studio was set up for him in Vienna on state expenses, there he arranged for numerous pompous festivities with celebrities of the time, among them the empress, in 1879 he became professor at the Vienna academy, he arranged for the celebration of the silver wedding of the emperor, he was unable to execute the commission to paint the Vienna Hofmuseum because of his early death caused by syphilis. - Mus.: Wien (Oberes Belvedere, Wien Museum, Palais Liechtenstein), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), München (Neue Pinakothek), Berlin, Dresden, Hannover, Stuttgart, Bukarest, Triest a. others. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.

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Hans Makart: Lady with Jewel Case


Hans Makart (Salzburg 1840 - Wien 1884)

Lady with Jewel Case

Lot-No. 67

Proceeds : 49.500 €

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Oil/wood, 52 x 70,5 cm, sign. lo. ri. Hans Makart, on the reverse seal with Austrian double-headed eagle a. inscription "Verz. St. K.K.H.Z.A. Wien", blackened inscription "H.O. Miethke" as well as old label. - Prov.: Gallery Miethke, Vienna; Berlin private collection. - With its combination of warm red, brown and silvery white the painting at hand is a typical example of the much vaunted colorism of Makart. He needs only few brush strokes to accentuate the lustre and the opulence of the lady’s dress. - History a. figure painter, main exponent of the Vienna historism whose style became formative for painting, architecture, interior decoration, stage design a. applied arts not only in Austria but also in Germany, he begann his training 1858 at the Vienna academy, beeing dismissed for lack of talent he continued to study under J. Schiffmann in Salzburg a. under C.T. von Piloty at the Munich academy 1859-65, in 1869 a studio was set up for him in Vienna on state expenses, there he arranged for numerous pompous festivities with celebrities of the time, among them the empress, in 1879 he became professor at the Vienna academy, he arranged for the celebration of the silver wedding of the emperor, he was unable to execute the commission to paint the Vienna Hofmuseum because of his early death caused by syphilis. - Mus.: Wien (Oberes Belvedere, Wien Museum, Palais Liechtenstein), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), München (Neue Pinakothek), Berlin, Dresden, Hannover, Stuttgart, Bukarest, Triest a. others. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.

Lady with Jewel Case