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<br />München, Neue Pinakothek, Thomas Austen Brown (1857–1924), Mademoiselle Plume rouge, 1896
Thomas Austen Brown (1857-1924) ARSA RI
Born in Edinburgh, Austen Brown was a landscape and genre painter, etcher and woodcut artist, who won several first and second-class medals at print exhibitions in Munich, Dresden, Barcelona and Budapest 1896-1911.
Brown was influenced by the rustic painters of France, namely Jules Bastien Lepage who was interested in the labour of peasant folk and rural traditions. Brown’s admiration for French art led him to spend much of his time from 1897 onwards painting in France. He died in 1924.
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793-1865)
“Young Peasant Woman with Three Children at the Window” (1840)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began with the time of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and ended with the onset of the European revolutions in 1848. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design. Waldmüller himself was one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period.