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Friedrich Ludwig von Vieth "Vienna actress Sophie Koberwein", outstanding miniature!!, ca. 1810
Price: 7900 EUR
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Found in 2017 through the Swiss antique trade, is is a superior quality miniature portrait of a young lady whose dress and hairstyle speak for ca. 1810. It shows her with torso turned three-quarters to her right, her face and gaze turned toward the viewer. She is wearing a black Empire gown with red scarf. It is a very typical and (as we are 100% certain) absolutely authentic work of well-known Viennese miniaturist of early 19th century Friedrich Luwig von Vieth (for comparison see our image nr.18).
The lady's name was Sophie (Sophie Wilhelmine Marie) Koberwein, nee Bulla. She was born on 5 March 1783 in Karlsruhe (then Grand Duchy Baden) as daughter of theatre director Franz Bulla and actress Edmunda Fiedler. She was taught by her mother and already as a little girl she performed with father's company in Karlsruhe and Frankfurt a. M. In 1803 she married Vienna actor Josef Koberwein and in the same year debuted at Vienna Burgtheater in role of Kathinka in "Das Mädchen von Marienburg". She performed at Burgtheater until her death on 20 January 1842. Her daughter Elisabeth (married Fichtner) was also actress of the same theate; son Georg became well-known Vienna portrait miniaturist.
For Sophie's other portraits and extensive biography see our images nr.7-11 and our web #32869.
Friedrich Ludwig von Vieth von Golssenau (1768 Dresden - 1848 Meissen), while an officer in the Saxony Army, took part in the exhibition at the Academy of Dresden with several small portraits in silverpoint. According to Thieme-Becker, he was supposed to have been studying miniature painting from Giovanni Casanova. After giving up his military career in 1800, he had specialized in miniatures and soon settled in Vienna, according to Schidlof. Thieme-Becker implies that it was in 1812, that he applied for leisure time to go to Vienna and has received an approval of the Saxonian King to do so, as well as full board for his whole stay there. Moreover, an extension for his stay until 1815 was later also approved. An inheritance that he received in 1819 allowed him to stay in Vienna permanently, and it was supposedly only shortly before his death, that he returned to his native Saxony.
In Vienna, Vieth von Golssenau was especially influenced by H.F. Fueger. Some of his works are reminiscent of those by Richard Cosway. He became a favorite portraitist of Archduke Carl and his wife Henriette - a status that allowed him a good access into the best Viennese Society. It was then that he became like Daffinger, one of the most favorite portrait miniaturists of Vienna.
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Provenance: Swiss antique trade
Creation Year: ca 1810
Object Type:Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Friedrich Ludwig von Vieth von Golssenau
Creator Dates: 1768 Dresden-1848 Meissen
Nationality:German / Austrian
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