J.F.Schuster (Austrian, 24/Dec/1848) – Three Family Portraits

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Signed and dated on the portrait of a small boy; Pxt J.F.Schuster 24/12 848. Watercolours on paper, presented in their original glazed frames. The papers are a little discoloured with some foxing.


The artist, ‘unidentified’, is most likely to be a travelling coach painter or a signwriter who would supplement his daily income by painting portraits. The portraits have been painted well and have a certain Naive charm, they show all three sitters in a formal pose, perhaps an end of year celebration for an upcoming prosperous family. The man is shown with a military hat in one hand and a sword in the other, he looks pleased and proud of himself, ‘and his moustache’. The lady looks nonchalant wearing a black dress and plenty of expensive jewellery. The boy is simply happy with his toys and no doubt looking forward to some more over the Christmas period.

Additional information

Each frame:

8 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in. (21.5 cm x 16.5 cm.)


Schuster, J.F. (Austrian, 19th Century)

Austrian - 19th Century