Friedrich von Amerling
(1803 - 1887)
Friedrich von Amerling was active/lived in Austria, Italy. Friedrich Amerling is known for aristocratic portrait painting.
Young Man (self portrait?), half-length portrait, holding a sketchbook in the right hand
Biography Friedrich von Amerling
Friedrich Amerling (Vienna, 1803, Vienna, 1887) started his career illuminating maps and prints before attending the Akademie der bildenden Kunste (Vienna Academy of the Arts) from 1815 until 1824 under Hubert Maurer and others. From 1824 to 1826 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he was taught by Josef Bergler.
In 1827 he traveled to London, where he was influenced by the portraitists Sir Thomas Lawrence and Joshua Reynolds. Further journeys led him to Paris, where he studied with Horace Vernet. Back in Vienna, Amerling was commissioned to paint the Emperor Francis I of Austria, (Kunsthistorisches Museum,Vienna.).
With this work, Amerling became famous doing portraiture for the Aust
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