Friedrich Hofelder Portrait “Classical Maiden with an Oil Lamp”


Friedrich Hofelder; (Polish19thC); portrait of a Classical Maiden with an Oil Lamp painted circa 1873.  The painting is on canvas and is signed on lower right “F. Hofelder”.  The maiden is depicted in Romanesque draped attire, having chestnut hair concealed by a guarnello or thin veil a possible reference to a vestal Virgin who is traditionally shown wearing this garment; she holds a Roman style oil lamp in her hand.

Dimensions: Framed approximately 54.75″H (139 cm) x 47.25″W (120cm) . Unframed approximately 37.75″H (96cm) x 30.25″W (77cm)

Ref. AO. FH5588