Portrait of Graf von Langenstein und Gondelsheim, 1834 (cat. no. 97)
November 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)
Portrait of Ludwig Graf von Langenstein und Gondelsheim (1820-1870)
1834, oil on canvas, 96.3 x 79.5 cm, Private Collection
Winterhalter’s portrait of Ludwig Graf von Langenstein und Gondelsheim was exhibited at the 1987/88 Winterhalter exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London and Petit Palais in Paris. Carol Blackett-Ord wrote in the exhibition catalogue regarding this portrait (p. 177):
” The boy leans cross-legged against a rock and turns a full gaze upon the spectator. He wears a black waistcoat under a short, waisted black jacket with a high shawl collar, dark brown trousers and carries a riding crop in his right hand. The landscape is sketched in autumnal colours against a sky of massing grey clouds. Winterhalter has captured the youthful vitality of his subject with great aplomb. The boy’s tousled hair, ruddy cheeks and parted lips combine to create an image of exceptional freshness and charm…”
© Eugene Barilo von Reisberg 2012.