JOHANN GEORG MEYER (German, 1813-1880)
Fidelity (possibly a depiction of the poet Friedrich von Schiller, his wife and son), 1845
Oil on canvas
42-1/2 x 32 inches (108.0 x 81.3 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: Meyer von Bremen. 1845
Inscribed verso: “Fried v. Schiller, Franfort [sic] am Main” (possibly an identification of the subject)
The artist was a talented portrait and genre painter in addition to being an accomplished printmaker. Bremen was trained under C.F. Sohn and W. von Schadow and his work is in important collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.