MacDougall Auctions 30 May 2006

30 May 2006

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Female Portrait


Female Portrait inscribed on the back "Rematt von Ritter Lampi 1824".

Oil on canvas, 79 by 63 cm.
40,000-60,000 Pounds

Provenance: Collection of Dr. Jantzen, Vienna.

Authenticity certificate from Dr. Robert Kell.
Johann Lampi Jr. was the renowned court portraitist of Catherine II. In 1795, he became an honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Arts and, in 1797, for his portrait of Akimov, Professor of Painting, now in the Academy of Arts museum, he was made an academician. This portrait of a young woman is from the most interesting and developed period of the artist. It was noted at the time that he was more succeeded as a portraitist of women, and it was in this that he displayed a greater virtuosity than his father, Johann Lampi Sr.

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