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Joh. Heinrich Schroeder "Prince Anton Radziwill & his wife Luise of Prussia", two important pastels!!
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This two exceedingly qualitative pastels, initially offered by German auction house "Winterberg", Heidelberg (sale on 12th May 2012 (lot 267)) as a pair of portraits of unknown lady and gentleman from the period ca.1810 (in fact, this information was entirely correct - especially in relation to the lady's dress; see our image nr.22), turned out to be portraits of the famous royal married couple - Prince Anton (Antoni) Henryk Radziwill (1775-1833) and five years his senior wife Luise, Princess of Prussia (1770-1836).
Johann Heinrich Schroeder (1757 Meiningen - 1812 Meiningen) was a pupil of J.H.Tischbein in Cassel, made study trips to England, where he portrayed members of the royal family, and to Netherlands. He worked at various German courts (along with others in Hannover and Berlin), in 1785 became royal portraitist of the Duke of Brunswyck, further was a royal painter in Baden. During his late period he lived alternately in his native Meiningen and in Brunswyck. He worked mainly in pastel and was the best German artist of his time using this technique.
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Condition: good; in original neoclassical frames
Creation Year: ca 1810
Measurements:UNFRAMED:34,5x24,5cm/13,6x9,6in FRAMED: 40,0x33,3cm/15,7x13,1in
Object Type:Framed pastels
Style: Old Master drawings
Technique: both: pastel on vellum, painted in oval and mounted on stretcher by the artist
Creator: Johann Heinrich Schroeder
Creator Dates: 1757 Meiningen-1812 Meiningen
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