Oil/wood, 58 x 47 cm, up. le. sign. Fritz Kaulbach. - German portrait a. history painter, son of the portrait painter of the same name. K. studied at the Nuremberg art school a. was also trained by his father. In 1871 he moved to Munich where he soon became one of the most sought-after portrait painters not only of Germany. In 1886 he became director of the Munich academy as successor of K. von Piloty; the same year he was ennobled. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.. - Mus.: Munich (Neue Pinakothek), Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Vienna (Gem.-Gal.), Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz-Mus.), New York (Metrop. Mus.), Leipzig a. others.