11 April 2007
THREE VIENNA STYLE 'JEWELLED' PORTRAIT PLATES, 'UNSCHULD', 'ANNA R. KAULER' AND 'DAPHNE'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, THE FIRST AND SECOND WITH IMPRESSED MARKS FOR HUTCHENREUTHER, VARIOUS CYPHERS, SIGNED WAGNER AND LIRBR, S.; THE SECOND AND THIRD WITH BLUE BEEHIVE MARKS
IN THE NEOCLASSIC TASTE, EACH FINELY PAINTED WITH A BUST-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A BRUNETTE BEAUTY, IDENTIFIED ON THE REVERSE, THE BORDER GILT WITH FOLIATE SCROLLS ENAMELLED WITH TURQUOISE, RUBY OR WHITE 'JEWELS', THE SECOND AFTER JOSEPH STIELER
9¾ IN. (24.7 CM.) DIAMETER, THE SECOND (3)
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JOSEPH STEILER (MUNICH, 1781-1858) IS RECORDED AS A PORTRAIT PAINTER AND MINIATURIST. HIS SUBJECTS INCLUDED GOETHE, BEETHOVEN AND KING MAXIMILLIAN I.
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