Portrait of a Girl

Amerling Friedrich von (1803–1887)

DomQuartier Salzburg | Residenzgalerie Salzburg

DomQuartier Salzburg | Residenzgalerie Salzburg

Friedrich von Amerling was one of the most distinguished 19th-century Austrian portrait painters.

The young lady with fashionable corkscrew ringlets and blushing cheeks is the portrait of a pretty Biedermeier girl. The flawless complexion of her skin makes a charming combination with the white of the blouse, vividly accentuated by the jaunty little red bow at her nape. Broad, easy brush-strokes render the texture of the simple blouse and the folds of the loosely-draped shawl. The pose, with the subject turned away from the viewer, the back partly exposed, is a stylistic device frequently adopted by Amerling, as is the close-up view, emphasising the intimacy expressed.

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  • Title: Portrait of a Girl
  • Creator: Amerling Friedrich von (1803–1887)
  • Physical Dimensions: w51 x h64 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas


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