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PORTRAIT OF FRANZ JOSEF I OF AUSTRIA

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PORTRAIT OF FRANZ JOSEF I OF AUSTRIA

Made by: Josef Neugebauer

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

The portrait is of the Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (1830-1916) while still a young man. He is shown half length, facing forward with the head turned slightly to the right. He has high coloring, blue eyes and blond hair, with a thick moustache and mutton chop sideburns. He wears the white jacket with high collar of an officer with the Order of the Golden Fleece at the center of his neck and the ribbon and badge of the Russian Imperial Order of St. George Martyr pinned to the right of it. On his breast are the stars of four other orders. They are the star of the Order of Maria Theresa, the Star of the Order of Leopold, the Star of the Order of the Iron Crown, and the Star of the Order of St. Stephen. He wears a sash across his right shoulder to his opposite waist. The background is dark.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF FRANZ JOSEF I OF AUSTRIA
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Vienna, Austria
Date made:
ca. 1861
Size:
72.4 × 57.8 cm (28 1/2 × 22 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.51
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
LABEL Jos. Neugebauer label on frame:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973