"Heinrich Fk Billotte (1801 - Aachen - 1892) Noble Boy, Posing In The Study Room"This masterfully Biedermeier portrait of a young noble boy, depicted in the castle hall with the view of Aachen in the background. The painting was executed by the author, the famous portrait painter from Aachen Heinrich Franz Karl Billotte (1801-Aachen-1892), The boy posed with an Indian arch and different fine detailed attributes: cactus in the window , boom, exotic cane, hat and illustrated book on the table. We cannot know exactly who was depicted in the portrait, but due to the French origin of the author's name, the inscription of the title "Aix La Chapelle" (the old French name of the city Aachen and the antique provenance label with the address of Paris (Rue Saint-Augustin), we can assume that the keeper comes from a famous French noble family of Aix-la-Chapelle. As we know, Aachen, the historic spa town in German North Rhine-Westphalia, located along the German borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, was a privileged residence of Charles the Great, King of the Franks from 768, and later the place of the coronation of the German emperors. In 1801, the peace of Lunéville took away from Germany the property of Aix-la-Chapelle and all the "left bank" of the Rhine and ceded it to France. In 1815, control of the city was passed to Prussia, by an act which was adopted by the Congress of Vienna.
The author of our p portrait of painting and historical painter Heinrich Franz Karl Billotte (1801 - Aachen - 1892) created portraits of nobility, historical paintings, flowers, still lifes and landscapes. he had friendship with the French painter Jean-Baptiste Joseph Bastine. Works by Billotte located at the Couven-Museum, Aachen, Allemagne.
Inscription: signed, dated 1849 and titled with the name of the city Aachenin French: Aix La Chapelle.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxurious gilt frame from the original period.
Dimensions: unframed 78 x 99.5 cm; framed 104.5 x 124.5 cm.
Condition: in very good condition, the canvas has been professionally lined.