Friedrich von Amerling

NationalityAustrian, Hungarian
BornApril 14, 1803 (Vienna, Austria)
DiedJanuary 14, 1887 (Vienna, Austria)

Paintings of Friedrich von Amerling

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From the early 1830s to approximately 1850 Amerling was Vienna’s most celebrated portraitist. A likeness, almost identical to this portrait and entitled Modest Susanna, was executed in 1837. The portrait represents an example of one of Amerling’s favourite compositional schemata to position the bare-backed sitter, turned away from the beholder.