Lot 352. STIELER, JOSEPH 1781 in Mainz - 1858 Munich

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Auction date:21.03.2018   15:00
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Lot 352STIELER, JOSEPH 1781 in Mainz - 1858 Munich
Philippine Stieler (The artist's mother) breast image to the left. Around 1795. Oil on canvas. 49 x 39 cm. Doubled. Restored. Frame. Philippine Stieler, the mother of the painter, was on 9. September 1746 born in Mainz, Germany. She was the daughter of the Hofdieners Jacob Fritz man and his wife, Karoline, geb. Mayer, Mainz, Germany, and was married in 1771 to Christian Friedrich August Stieler. After her husband's death in 1789, she lived with her daughter, Babette, Dürck in Leipzig and Dresden. Philippine Stieler died on 20. December 1830 in Leipzig, Germany. The young Joseph Stieler presents his mother with a lace bonnet and a dark green dress at the age of about 50 years, in nearly the same year also a thumbnail with your image (see CR dated.-No. 4), which shows you in a very similar Habitus. First of all, Joseph Stieler, who had enjoyed with his father the first lessons took place, the models for his portraits in his immediate family environment. A miniature with the portrait of his sister Babette (CR no. 3), was so popular in the case of a frame Drechsler, that he received then, and not only them, but also of many other Mainz citizens jobs, could him and his family secure after the death of the father. This early work shows the great Talent of the then only 14 year-old Joseph Stieler, later as the Creator of the beauty gallery of Louis I. to go down in the history of art. Literature: catalogue of the anniversary exhibition of the art Association Munich, 1924, no. 202. - Bunny, Ulrike von, Joseph Stieler. 1781-1858, Munich 1971, WVZ-no. 6 (with Fig.). Provenance: Private Ownership, Tegernsee. - South German Private Collection.

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