After Friedrich von Amerling (1803-1887) Boy in a red Neckerchief
Circle of Friedrich von Amerling (14 April 1803 – 14 January 1887) was an Austro-Hungarian portrait painter in the court of Franz Josef. He was born in Vienna and was court painter between 1835 and 1880. With Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller he is one of the outstanding Austrian portrait painters of the 19th century.
This arresting painting is of a Amerling's son in a white shirt with a scarlet neckerchief. His arms are crossed languidly and he has a delightful blush to his lips and cheeks. His pale blue eyes look into the distance with no particular focus or agenda.
Grumpy old man just for scale and NFS.
Size; Canvas 57 x 47 cm
Frame 79 x 69cm
Provenance: J Dowmunt Fine Art, Old Bond Street label to verso inscribed "by Friedrich von Amerling"
Condition: Minor retouching and some craquelure.
Frame: Original period gilt frame with minor loss to gesso.