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Naive Biedermeier Portraits

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To carry on with a theme which will be continued further, some more Biedermeier portraits, in this case some appealingly naive ones of middle class sitters and family members. Julius Schoppe (1795-1868) was born into a goldsmith's family in Berlin, where he lived after spending a year or two in Vienna and Rome. Although he painted in a variety of genres, he is remembered for his portraits, especially of children (to whom this style of portraiture was especially well suited). This is a portrait of an unidentified young woman.


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Schoppe again, a portrait of his daughters from 1852. The outlines are harder and the style drier than in the earlier painting.

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Adolf Henning (1809-1900), a musician's son, studied in Berlin, and spent some years in Italy before returning to Berlin to make his living as a portrait painter. This is a portrait of his son and daughter.

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The children of the Jeweller Reiss, 1843; like a picture from the top of a chocolate box, but quite charming in its way.
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