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|Author: Johann Friedrich August Tischbein|
|Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 76x61 cm|
|Origin: Germany, 1798|
Tischbein was a member of a famous family of artists, an outstanding portraitist who travelled widely, visiting Paris and Rome - where he met the famous painters Anton Raphael Mengs and Jacques-Louis David - and working in Russia from 1806 to 1808. Luise was the daughter of Karl Mecklenburg-Strelitz and married Friedrich-Wilhelm II of Prussia. She died young and retained her reputation as a woman of rare beauty, intelligent and strong-minded. Tischbein captured her here at just 19 years old, an enchanting girl full of nature grace. Her static form outlined against the cloudy sky, the purity of line and clarity of form create a sense of harmony. The dark blue of the velvet scarf is combined effectively with various shades of silvery-grey.
|Source of entry: Pavlovsk Palace Museum, 1963|
|Exibition: German Art: 15th - 18th centuries|
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