View of the Istrian coast
View of the Istrian coast
View of the Istrian coast


View of the Istrian coast

1882 Austria

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Painting with a pedigree. This painting was bought (for 2.500 Fl. the 07/12/1883) by Franz Joseph I (Vienna 1830-1916 Vienna), Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (husband of the famous Sissi). He offered it to Katherina Schratt (Baden bei Wien 1853-1940 Vienna), his confidante (refer to this link for more information, to enhance her palace in Vienna. On the back of the painting we still find the inscription referring to the Imperial property. Since Katherina Schratt survived the Emperor 24 years and according her gambling addiction (her gambling debts were relieved by the Emperor during his lifetime) this painting was probably sold to pay back gambling debts and came in private hands. We also find on the back of the painting a seal of the US Customs. We suspect that this painting, above the exhibitions already mentioned, was also exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 where the catalogue mentions a large painting of von Lichtenfels belonging to the Emperor, representing a bay edged with russet stained rocks.
Very good condition
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, Katherina Schratt, Private Collections (Austria, USA (?), Germany)
Wiener Internationale Ausstellung 1883, n° 1179
München internationale Kunstausstellung 1883
Berlin Jubiläumsausstellung 1886

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Hofheim am Taunus 1979, Bd. I, 2, S. 901, Nr. 47

Wolfgang Krug, "Pictures from the Land of Romance", Wachau, 2003
R. Schmidt, "Peithner of Lichtenfels Edward", Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia 1815-1950 (OBL), Volume 7, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 1978, ISBN 3-7001-0187-2
Bénézit, E., "Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un groupe d'écrivains spécialistes français et étrangers", nouv.éd.rev. et augm., sl, Librairie Gründ, Paris. 1999
Thieme, Becker, Vollmer, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler", Gesamtregister, München, Saur, Leipzig, Seemann, 1996-1997
Friedrich von Boetticher, "Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts", Hofheim am Taunus 1979
Height 135.00 cm (53.15 inches)
Width 235.00 cm (92.52 inches)
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Oil painting on canvas
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