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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    Hans Makart (Austrian, 1840-1884)

    Portrait of a Lady, possibly Johanna (Hanna) Elisabeth Maria von Klinkosch, Princess Aloys of Liechtenstein

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    Hans Makart (Austrian, 1840-1884)
    Portrait of a Lady, possibly Johanna (Hanna) Elisabeth Maria von Klinkosch, Princess Aloys of Liechtenstein
    oil on panel
    30 x 24 ¼ in. (76.2 x 61.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1873-74.


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    Makart was best known for his large-scale canvases, and a theatrical sense of the decorative, which he rendered with his bold use of colour, strong chiaroscuro and virtuoso draftsmanship. He considered himself as a history painter in the tradition or Rubens, but adapted his style to portraiture, bowing to the inevitable demands of the many visitors to his studio, a key focal point for Viennese society.
    The artist portrayed Hanna von Klinkosch(1849-1925) in several occasions during his career. Hanna was the daughter of the Viennese court silversmith Josef Karl Ritter von Klinkosch (1822-1888) and second wife of Prince Aloys (Louis) of Liechtenstein (1849-1925), whom she married in Vienna in 1890.

    Provenance

    with H.J. Neumann, Munich.
    with K.K. Hofkunsthandlung H.J. Neumann, Vienna.
    Anonymous sale; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 7 May 1947, lot 1095.
    Private collection, Switzerland.
    with Arnoldi-Livie, Munich.
    Anonymous sale; Schuler Auktionen, Zurich, 28 March 2008, lot 4345.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    G. Frodl, Hans Makart-Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Salzburg, 1974, p. 444, no. 663 (illustrated).