About us Contact us Location Conditions of use Return Policy Payment Shipping & Packing Privacy

 

500 New Acquisitions

Advanced Search

Keywords

All Artists A-Z

25% DISCOUNT

50% DISCOUNT

VIP
very important paintings


Themes

Categories

PORTRAIT MINIATURES

WORKS OF ART


RUSSIAN ART

 

SALE!!! SAVE MONEY !! 1 EUR = 1 USD

# 23228

Josef Abel (1764-1818) "Portrait of Franz Gross", Oil Painting, 1793

8900  EUR
FINAL DISCOUNT PRICE= 8900 USD

( for EUR price see date rate )
Please note: Shipping and insurance costs are not included in this promotion, ONLY ITEM PRICES!
(please note additional 13% tax applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

 

Portrait of a young gentleman called Franz Gross (due to old inscription verso). A very important painting by Joseph Abel.

Josef Abel (1764 Aschach an der Donau, Upper Austria - 1818 Vienna) was born as a son of Johann Melchior Abel, who was a carpenter. After finishing school Josef started a commercial apprenticeship in Aschbach. For his sponaneos drawings he was noticed by a perambulating high-level official who earmarked him at the Kunstakademie (Academy of Arts) in Vienna. He passed the admission exam with distinction in 1782. He became a pupil of the associate professors Heinrich Friedrich Fueger and Franz Anton von Zauner. In 1794 his painting "Daedalus and Icarus" won the academical golden medal. As best pupil of his class and through contacts of Fueger he received an exceedingly generous scholarship which he used for a 6-year study stay in Rome. Before that, in 1795/96 he was engaged by Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski who invited him as a drawing and private teacher to his estates in Poland.
Josef Abel came back to Vienna in 1796 and worked as a free painter; at the same time he was in close contact with his teacher Fueger.
In summer 1801 he travelled to Rome via Venice, Bologna and Florence. Soon he joined the German Romantic artists Johann Christian Reinhart and Joseph Anton Koch; the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen was also among his friends. He also became a member of the artist group "Guild of St. Lucas" (Nazarenes). In 1807 Abel returned home to Vienna where he lived for the rest of his life. On 8 February 1815 he was elected Member of the Vienna Academy.
Abel died on 4 October 1818 in the age of 54. Since he had no family, the City of Vienna inherited his impressive library
.

Joseph Abel's early portraits were very influenced by English portrait painting of the 18th century, which is very apparent in this painting.

andez04

Condition: In good condition, lined. Verso on lining an inscription with the name of the sitter, transfered from the original canvas by the restaurateur.

Creation Year: 1793

Measurements: UNFRAMED:65,0x52,0cm/25,6x20,5in FRAMED: 76,5x63,5cm/30,1x25,0in

Object Type: Framed oil painting

Style: Old master paintings

Technique: oil

Inscription: signed: J. Abel p(inxit)/1793, inscription (see condition).

Creator: Josef Abel
To see other works by this artist click on the name above!

Creator Dates: 1764 Aschach-1818 Vienna

Nationality: Austrian

SHIPPING OPTIONS:

  • 2-3 days door-to-door shipment, professionally packed by Mail Boxes Etc and shipped with DHL (calculated for US): 310,04 EUR + insurance 1,8% of item price
    Shipping cost to other destinations (worldwide) on request
    Shipping price may be reduced if you dispense with the frame

  • Cheaper alternative (may be further reduced if you dispense with the frame): professionally packed by Mail Boxes Etc and shipped with regular Austrian mail - upon request under office@wilnitsky.net  (OBS: In this case maximal refunded insurance value is EUR 500 if shipping destination was the US. In Europe sometimes more, depending on destination.)

 



Click here for images free of watermark!


Click on images or on to see larger pictures!



1


2


3


4


5


6


7


8

Back To Top Copyright © 2001-2018 Wilnitsky.com All rights reserved ( 5726 )