Friedrich Moosbrugger (German, 1804-1830)
Portrait of an Italian Woman, probably Vittoria Caldoni Oil on canvas
Signed & dated 1827 bottom right
set within a carved & ebonized frame
Dimensions: 23.75” x 18”
Friedrich Moosbrugger was a German genre & portrait artist working in the Realist Style. He first studied art with his father Wendelin Moosbrugger who was Court Painter for Frederick 1st of Wurttemberg, then went on to study at the Munich Academy of Fine Art. He later moved to Rome where he painted with a group of German painters working in the ‘Nazarene Movement’ during the 1st quarter of the 19th century.
Vittoria Caldoni was an Italian woman most favoured as a model among several of the German and Austrian artists working in Italy at this time.