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lot 4349

Prof. Rudolf Jordan, attr., portrait of a woman
Portrait of a young woman in traditional costume with embroidered veil and closed eyes, partly slightly pasty portrait painting, oil on linen-lined cardboard (?), about 1870, on the frame brass plate and inscribed "Prof. Rud. Jordan" on it, framed under passepartout and behind glass, passepartout cut-out about 9.5 x 7 cm. Artist info: actually Wilhelm Rudolph Jordan, engl. Genre painter, illustrator and graphic artist (1810 Berlin to 1887 Düsseldorf), initially appointed stable master, self-taught turn to painting at the suggestion of Wilhelm Wach, 1829 first studies on Rügen under Eduard (Karl Gustav Lebrecht) Pistorius, 1833-40 studied at the Academy Düsseldorf under Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow and Karl Ferdinand Sohn, then master student of the Academy until 1848, from 1848 freelance in his own studio in Düsseldorf, was a member of the Berlin Academy Exhibition of 1828-86, where he became famous in 1834 with the painting "Marriage Proposal on Heligoland", undertook study trips to Holland, Belgium, France and 1877 as well as 1878 study trips to Italy, member and temporarily professor at the academies of Berlin, Dresden and Amsterdam, also had exhibitions in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna and Philadelphia, won various gold medals, among others in Berlin in 1866 and in Vienna in 1873, honoured with the Order of the Red Eagle III. Class of Prussia and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Wasa II Class of Sweden as well as in 1886 with the Royal Prussian Crown Order II Class, member of the Düsseldorf artists' association "Malkasten", active in Düsseldorf, source: Thieme-Becker, Boetticher, Nagler, Bénézit and Internet