Portrait of the Baroness of Bernus, Philipp Veit
Philipp Veit
Portrait of the Baroness of Bernus
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Philipp Veit

Portrait of the Baroness of Bernus, 1838


Dimensions
128.6 x 97.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1798
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 1

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About the Work

Philipp Veit apprenticed in Rome to the German Romantics of the so-called Lukasbund, and he devoted himself to history painting for a long time. He, the then acting director of the Städelsche Kunstinstitut, perfected his craftsmanship with this portrait of Marie von Bernus, a Frankfurt noblewoman, whom he depicted with splendid clothes. At the age of 17, the young lady from Frankfurt’s high society had married the senator, merchant and art collector Franz von Bernus. Her family ran an important salon in Frankfurt, a meeting place for numerous intellectuals, musicians and painters.

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07.06.2024