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# 42520

Joseph Krafft "Portrait of Vienna Actress Therese Krones", Miniature, 1823, Important Discovery!!

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IMPORTANT DISCOVERY!!!

Acquired at Austrian antique trade as a portrait of unknown lady, this of otstanding quality, executed in 1823 by Vienna artist Joseph Krafft miniature turned out to be an extremely important and till today unknown portrait of 22-year-old, celebrated Austrian actress of 1820s - Therese Krones (see our images nr.10-12).

Therese Krones was born on 7 October 1801 in Freudenthal, Silesia. Her father was an actor, later theatre director.
After several provincial tours she appeared at the Leopoldstädter Theater in Vienna , where she played with Ferdinand Raimund, who greatly influenced her technique.
In 1827, she retired from the stage for a time, being unjustly accused of complicity in the murder of Johann Conrad Blank by Severin von Jaroszynski.
She wrote several plays: "Sylphide", "Das See-Fräulein" (1828), "Der Branntweinbrenner und der Nebelgeist" (1829 and "Kleopatra" (1830).
Krones died in Vienna after a short illness, aging only 29. She was buried at the St.Marx Cemetery, but in 1930 was exhumed and reburied in a honorary grave in the Vienna Zentralfriedhof (see image nr.14). Our Image nr.13 provides her extensive biography (also CLICK HERE and see our web #18175).

Joseph Krafft (1787 Hanau - 1828 Neustift by Vienna) was a very well-known Austrian portrait painter and miniaturist of the begin of the 19th century. He was born in Hanau (1787) as younger brother of the famous Viennese historical painter Johann Peter Krafft. Such as his father, Joseph Krafft was first active as enamel painter, but in 1801 moved to Vienna to begin as portrait miniaturist. He became a very popular portraitist of the high society; among his sitters were royals including Kaiser Franz I and his wife Carolina Augusta. He not only painted miniatures but also portraits of large size. Joseph Krafft died at the age of only 41 years in 1828.

Our image nr.15 shows another miniature of this artist.

Condition: good, in original brass frame

Creation Year: 1823

Measurements:UNFRAMED:8,8x7,2cm/3,5x2,8in FRAMED: 10,4x8,8cm/4,1x3,5in

Object Type:Framed watercolor

Style: Portrait miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription:signed and dated 1823

Creator: Joseph Krafft

Creator Dates: 1787 Hanau-1828 Neustift

Nationality:Austrian

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