A Girl With Flowers by József Borsos
A Girl With Flowers by József Borsos

A Girl With Flowers

A Girl With Flowers by Hungarian Painter József Borsos (1821 – 1883); a portrait painter and photographer, best known for his genre paintings in the Biedemeier Style (1815 – 1848)

This is a wonderful portrait of a young lady sitting on a bench in a large garden that has a large fountain adorned with a putto that us grasping a fish.

Behind her are a large tree with green, orange and deep violet leaves; while in the far background are additional green and orange trees and plants.

The young lady has raven black hair and is adorned with a red and black scarf that compliments the golden and red embroidered shawl that she has over her shoulders.

She is holding a small bouquet of flowers in her right hand up near to her chest, with her left forearm resting on her left thigh; and there are more flowers that are on her embroidered white apron that is over her brown embroidered full length dress.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

József came from a well to do family as his father was Márton Borsos an editor, lawyer and publisher and at the age of 16 he became a student of Hungarian Painter József Károly Schöfft (1776 – 1851); in Budapest Hungary.

Then in 1840 he moved to Vienna to study at the Academy of Fine Arts under Austrian Painter Leopold Kupelwieser (1796 – 1862) who was often associated with the Nazarene movement.

Then three years later in 1843 he entered a private academy that was operated by Austrian Painter and Writer Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793 – 1865), considered to be one of the most important painters of the Biedermeier period which lasted from 1815 to 1848.

Though his artistic talent made him financially successful, he lost most of his money in stock market speculation; after which he gave up painting and opened a photography studio with a painter and photographer known as Doctor Albert; and even though he made a consider fortune in the endeavor, he gave up the business and opened a restaurant the Szép Juhászné; which he operated for the rest of his life.

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