10 June 2008
ALOIS VON ANREITER (AUSTRIAN, 1803-1882)
Two children, one seated on a mustard coloured table covering, dressed in red and grey tartan dress and socks, black shoes, holding a crop in one hand, a dog's leash in the other, tied to a black and white spaniel, the other child in white dress, holding a pink rose and other flowers and foliage; pillar, floral and cloudy sky background
signed and dated 'A v Anreiter 844' (mid left)
oval, 5 5/16 in. (135 mm.) high, heavy rectangular gilt-metal easel frame
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Miniatures of children by Anreiter are rare; one is illustrated in L. Schultes, Vom Biedermeier zum Impressionismus: Die Sammlung Pierer, Linz, n. d., p. 43, no. 19.
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