"Pair Of Portraits "Pair of large portraits representing Moritz Ritter Von Franck (1814-1895) and his father Josef Johann Ritter Von Franck signed Prinzhofer for August Prinzhifer (1817-1885) and dated 1867 and 1870. Josef Johann Ritter Von Franck was a wealthy Austrian landowner whose the son Mortitz Ritter Von Franck after studying philosophy enlisted in the army and then in politics as a parliamentarian, for many years he headed the mutual bank of Graz. City of which he becomes the first elected mayor, his commitment to his city is unprecedented, he strives to modernize it creating the city park, the numbering of houses, the public hospital, a community savings bank, improves health conditions and especially that of the poorest. He worked to raise the standard of living of the poor workers, which earned him the surnon of "father of the workers". This philanthropist enlightened to today his marble statue by the sculptor Edmund Hellmer (1850-1935) in the Graz park that he created. August Prinzhofer signs these two high quality portraits. He was first one of the proliferator of photolitography in Vienna from 1830 to 1860, more than 500 works are listed. With the advent of photography he devoted himself exclusively to painting from the beginning of the 1860s when he moved to Graz, mainly making portraits. These portraits have their original frame in wood and gilded stucco Good condition, restorations of use and maintenance by our restaurateurs. portrait of the father slightly smaller (even dimensions) We deliver worldwide, please contact us for a delivery quote.