Countess Dimitri Tatischeff, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Countess Dimitri Tatischeff
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Countess Dimitri Tatischeff, ca. 1838


Dimensions
24.5 x 20.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LGBRD 1
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Federal Republic of Germany since 1966
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Is the countess in mourning for a deceased family member? Enveloped in black pleated silk, the wife of the Russian ambassador in Vienna gazes attentively at the viewer. Her rosy complexion and the hint of a smile around her lips form a charming contrast to the sombre dignity of her gown and the severe parting of her hair. Waldmüller, who became famous for his genre scenes from the life of ordinary people, shows in this portrait his mastery of a highly sensitive, characterful representation of an individual. He was one of the earliest representatives of Realist painting.

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Countess Dimitri Tatischeff
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: Waldmüller

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© Städel Museum
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Federal Republic of Germany since 1966

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20.08.2019