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Johann Paul Eisenmeyer
Johann Paul Eisenmeyer, Portrait Of A Gentleman, Oil Painting

1843

About the Item

This charming mid-19th-century oil painting by Austrian artist Johann Paul Eisenmeyer (act.1820-1846) depicts a gentleman wearing a black coat, white shirt and black bowtie. Eisenmeyer was an accomplished painter of portraits, religious works, and figures. Working during the Biedermeier period, his ability to capture a likeness was in high demand. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, central European politics shifted towards calmer motivations. The mood was decidedly less divisive, focused on stability and wealth creation. This, coupled with increasing industrialisation, led to the rise of ‘new money’ - the middle classes were in full swing. Life was relatively chipper for these newly emerging affluent homeowners and interior decoration became high on the agenda, along with presenting an image of moderation, modesty and contentment. Portraits were integral to the home, particularly as the aristocratic ‘old money’ had walls adorned with them. Artists flourished, producing detailed scenes to celebrate family values and meticulous portraiture. Each sitter was rendered akin to a miniature, agonised over. Expression was frowned upon, as these new patrons sought to convey permanence rather than fleeting emotions. In 1820, Eisenmeyer was commissioned to produce four Royal portraits for the House of Liechtenstein, which are currently in the collection of The Princely House of Liechtenstein, Vienna. Signed/dated middle right and held within a splendid gilt frame with ornate floral ornaments, which is probably original. Labels & Inscriptions: Inscribed with the artist’s name on reverse. Provenance: Private collection, Germany. Artist’s auction maximum: £2,398 Established in 2017, Brave Fine Art is a premier English art dealership based in Cheltenham with clients including national galleries and country estates. Our team includes a conservator, logistics specialist and art historian. Over 1,000 paintings have been transported to the US and Canada safely with hundreds of glowing reviews. We set our prices fairly from the start as we prefer to sell quickly and continually evolve the collection. Around 40 new discoveries are added every month. If you have any questions at all, we’d love to hear from you.
  • Creator:
    Johann Paul Eisenmeyer (Austrian)
  • Creation Year:
    1843
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30.5 in (77.47 cm)Width: 25 in (63.5 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Assessed and approved by our conservator. Cleaned. Revarnished. Canvas relined. Fine and settled craquelure, as you would expect. The paint layer is stable. Frame restored.
  • Gallery Location:
    Cheltenham, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2328214268962
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