August Georg Mayer

Portrait Of A Lady With A Black Dress

August Georg Mayer

Portrait Of A Lady With A Black Dress

An exquisite mid-19th-century portrait of a lady in a black dress by Austrian painter, August Georg Mayer (1834-1889).

She holds her hand to her heart and reveals a gleaming golden band, which is presumably either her engagement or wedding ring. Her eyes reveal a sensitivity and clearly this portrait is a gesture of love towards her husband.

The artist, August Georg Mayer (1834-1889), has rendered her skin with a great degree of skill and even the veins in her hands are visible.

Mayer studied at the Vienna Academy and his works are held in private collections worldwide.

The portrait is signed/dated in the lower left.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
31½” x 23½” / 80cm x 60cm
Year of creation
Areas of craquelure but the paint layer is stable under varnish. Some scuffing along the bottom due to its previous frame.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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