lady at her toilette

Young lady at her toilette (1840). Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793–1865). Oil on panel. Wien Museum Karlsplatz. 

One of the leading Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period. He studied at the Vienna Academy. He copied pictures of old masters, and painted portraits, genre subjects, and still-life, but is perhaps best known for his landscapes. He was second to none in depicting nature in delicate colours. His many genre-pictures are also significant.