Oil portrait of a young girl after Raphael Mengs 20" x 17"

SKU: 18019


This nineteenth-century replica captures the likeness of Ana María, daughter of the painter Anton Raphael Mengs. Set within a modern frame, this superb oil painting will complement a living or dining room. Unsigned, oil on canvas in a vintage frame. 

About Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779):

Anton Raphael Mengs was born on March 22, 1728, in Aussig, Bohemia, which is now Ústí and Labem in the Czech Republic. He emerged as one of the leading artists of early Neoclassicism. Mengs received his early education from his father, Ismael Mengs, in Dresden before continuing his studies in Rome. He later became a painter to the Saxon court in Dresden in 1745 and was celebrated for his portrait work, often in pastel, showing a remarkable ability to achieve rich coloring and a lustrous effect similar to oil painting.

Mengs' work was pivotal in transitioning from Rococo to Neoclassicism. His frescoes, such as 'The Apotheosis of Saint Eusebius' and 'Parnassus' at the Villa Albani, are noted for their classical restraint and became a sensation, advancing the Neoclassical movement. Besides painting, Mengs was also an articulate theorist who wrote on art in several languages, advocating for a blend of classical design with expressive elements from other renowned artists like Raphael, Correggio, and Titian.

In the 1760s, he worked in Madrid under the patronage of Charles III of Spain, where he produced notable works like the ceiling of the banqueting hall in the Royal Palace of Madrid. Despite his success, Mengs died in poor circumstances in Rome on June 29, 1779, leaving behind a legacy as a precursor to Neoclassical painting and a significant figure in European art history. His theoretical insights and his artistic endeavors were influential in shaping the Neoclassical aesthetic that dominated European art at the time. His connections with notable figures like the art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann further underscored his historical significance.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 20" high x 17" x 2"
Approx. overall 51cm high x 43cm x 5cm

Free delivery to USA including all import taxes and duties

1 piece/pair/set in stock.


and try before you buy

We will superimpose any store listing into your home. This is a complimentary service.

Contact Us

International Express


All items are sent via air express with tracking information. Goods typically arrive at your delivery address within ten days.

To ensure safe delivery, small items are professionally packaged in industrial grade cartons with molded padding and cushioning. Large items are packaged in custom built timber cases with internal support and protection.

We manage all import processes and for USA customers we pay all import taxes and duties.

More details on worldwide shipping from Provence

You may also like

Recently viewed