Julius Schmid (1854-1935)

Artist Name Julius Schmid (1854-1935)
Title Portrait of a Boy in Sailor Suit
Description This stunning Edwardian portrait oil painting is by Austrian artist Julius Schmid. Painted circa 1905, the sitter is said to be Augustus Mayer. It is a three quarter length seated portrait of a young boy in a sailor suit. His angelic face gazes straight at the artist viewer and has been painted with great sensitivity. The white of his uniform and luminous face are perfectly highlighted against the dark background. A really lovely portrait housed in a fantastic frame.

Signed upper left.
Provenance Essex estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 27 x 36 inches
Frame Housed in an ornate Florentine carved giltwood frame, 43 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Julius Schmid (1854–1935), son of Franz Xaver Schmid and Julie Schmid, he was a Viennese painter in the 19th and 20th century who painted historical subjects, portraits, scenes with figures and interiors with figures. He was best known by his painting of Franz Schubert, Schubertiade (also known as Schubertabend). Schmid was born in Vienna, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts  there for seven years, junder August Eisenmenger. He won the Prix de Rome in 1878, which allowed him to study there for two years, after which he decided to travel around Italy to improve his craft. He was taught briefly by Hans Makart, who also taught Gustav Klimt. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris in 1900 and won a bronze medal at the World's Fair. Schmid's painting of Beethoven was used as the cover image of the 18 March 1927 issue of The Radio Times. He married Leopoldine Schmid and they had two children.
Price £8750
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