ALOIS GUSTAV ROCKSTUHL (1798-1877) Miniature portrait of a lady in white dress trimmed with turquoise
Signed and dated 1862, set in a gilt mount within velvet case, housed in a leather box H 6.5 cm Alois Gustav Rockstuhl was born in 1798, the son of the well-known miniaturist Peter Ernst Rockstuhl (1764-1824). He studied from 1832 at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg and in 1840 became a professor there two years later. Nicholas I appointed him as an official court artist. Rockstuhl is distinguished among painters of his generation by the focus of his aims: he worked exclusively in miniatures. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).