4 July 2006
Matthäus Loder (Vienna 1781-1828 Brandhof)
The Emperor Napoleon and the Empress Marie-Louise standing before an elaborate throne
black chalk, pen and grey ink, grey wash, heightened with white, in an inscribed border
19¾ x 17 in. (504 x 433 mm.)
J. Grünling, Vienna, 1826.
Dr J.B. Petzold; Franz Glöggl, Vienna, 24 May 1849.
Dr A. Ritter von Pfeiffer; C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, 4-9 May 1914.
Anonymous sale; Gilhofer and Ranschburg, Vienna, 11-12 May 1917, lot 350f.
F.Gauermann (L. 1003), twice. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 13 January 1993, lot 104.
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F. von Boetticher, Malerwerke des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, Dresden, 1891-1901, p. 926, under Loder, no. 1.
Napoleon is shown in his Imperial robes, designed by Isabey for the Coronation of 1804, and standing before the Imperial throne with the Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria whom he married in 1810. Loder studied at the Academy in Vienna, later becoming a member of the Academy of Parma and drawing master to the Archduchess Marie-Louise.
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