Child half portrait, sold

Nr. 2502 |
Biedermeier Child half portrait
Biedermeier Kinderhalbporträt
Biedermeier Kinderhalbporträt
Biedermeier Kinderhalbporträt
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Biedermeier around 1820.
Oil on canvas.
Height: 40 cm
Width: 36cm

No. 2502

Child half portrait

During the Biedermeier era, child portraiture emerged as a significant genre in art. This period, spanning the late 18th to mid-19th century, witnessed a shift towards the celebration of domestic life and ordinary moments. Child portraits in Biedermeier art were characterized by:

Naturalism and Realism:
Artists aimed for realistic depictions, capturing the genuine expressions and spontaneity of childhood.

Domestic Settings:
Child portraits often unfolded in domestic environments, emphasizing the importance of family life and everyday experiences.

Simple Elegance:
Biedermeier aesthetics favored modest yet tasteful attire for children and reflecting a preference for understated elegance.

Artists infused a sense of sentimentality, portraying children as symbols of purity and virtue, evoking emotional connections and nostalgia.

Intimate Scale:
Child portraits were typically smaller in scale compared to earlier grand portraits, contributing to the intimate and personal nature of the artworks.

Some portraits included symbolic elements like toys or flowers that conveying additional layers of meaning associated with childhood virtues.

Prominent Biedermeier artists, such as Carl Spitzweg and Moritz von Schwind, contributed to the genre, creating works that reflected the cultural shift towards a more family-oriented worldview during the Biedermeier era.

This young child on the picture has a bigger brother to combine.

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