The palette is similar other works and possesses the pathos qualities of other works. It is possible that this work was inspired during or after his time in Venice. Fendi went to Venice in 1821 and studied Venetian 16th century masters. Fendi painted African slaves in a few watercolors one included in Peter Fendi und sein Kreis, Albumtitelblatt fur Furst Metternich, 1837 Kat. 62 and another example pictured in the second to last picture.
Last originated from a Philadelphia, PA estate in May, 2010. Dimensions and biography are below. Ships via UPS fully insured. 16 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches. 25 x 29 1/4 inches framed (later frame).
Horizontal split (hand to right edge). Fendi middle left (above bag right of vegetable). Full grief she sunk down on the shore and looks longingly at the open sea. Lot 0352 from Sale Catalog D-1631. Artist Name: FENDI, PETER (Austrian).Material / Dimensions: Öl auf Holz, 40 cm x 51 cm. Sale Date: 1935 Nov 08 - 1935 Nov 13 (This Lot: Nov 9). From catalog: Auktionshaus Albert Kende. Kärntnerring 4, Wien I, Vienna, Austria.
Freiwillige Versteigerung der Kunstsammlung und vornehmen, kompletten Wohnungs-Einrichtung in Wien, I. Stock ; Versteigerung 8., 9., 10., 11, 12. November 1935 / Auktionshaus A. Interieurs; Experten: Otto Fröhlich, Albert Kende (Gemälde); Leopold Wessely (Silber); Bernhard Kohn (Flügel); Artur Specht (Teppiche); Johann Illy (Pelze); Albert Kende (Kunstgewerbe, Skulptur, Graphik); Artur Reichmann (Bibliothek). Peter Fendi, (1796 - 1842) the great watercolorist of the Viennese Biedermeier period, was born in Vienna on September 4, 1796.
He was the son of Joseph Fendi, who was a schoolmaster, and his wife Elizabeth. While still a child, he demonstrated an impressive talent for drawing and at the age of thirteen entered St. Anna's Academy of Fine Art, where he was to remain for three years. Decisive to Fendi's career development was his encounter with Joseph Barth, who was the personal eye doctor of Joseph II and an enthusiastic art collector.Through his connections to other influential contemporaries, Fendi became an artist at the Imperial Gallery of Coins and Antiquities, which belonged to the imperial art collections. The artist occupied himself mainly with printing, etching, lithography, and wood carving. His experiments in multicolored printing are considered pioneering achievements in the field of lithography. Since art appreciation was part of what it meant to be alive during the Biedermeier period, Fendi was often summoned to noble and common residences to give instruction in drawing and painting. In choosing idyllic family motifs, Fendi became the founder of Genre-painting, which became customary during Vienna's Biedermeier period. Fendi died on August 28, 1842. Today his works can be found in the Albertina Museum's collection of graphic art in Vienna, in the Austrian Gallery in the Belvedere, in Vienna's Museum of History, and in the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Get your own map of past buyers. The item "ANTIQUE EARLY 19th CENTURY AUSTRIAN PETER FENDI AFRICAN SLAVE VENICE PAINTING" is in sale since Saturday, August 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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