Henry de Worms, 1st Baron Pirbright (1840-1903) politician and historian

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Austria
    City: Vienna
    Place: British Embassy

    Statesman and author Henry de Worms was the son of Baron Solomon Benedict de Worms of Frankfurt am Main, hereditary baron of the Austrian Empire and the owner of tea plantations in Ceylon.

  • About the artist
    Sándor Liezen-Mayer was born in Gyor and studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, in 1855 and in Munich in 1856. He was also a pupil of Karl Theodor von Piloty. For much of his career he was concerned with the subjects of St Elizabeth of Hungary and Margarete from Goethe’s ‘Faust’. He also painted historical scenes. In 1870, he was invited to paint a portrait of Emperor Franz Josef in Vienna. He became Director of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart in 1880. In 1883, he returned to the Akademie in Munich to take up a teaching position. An exhibition of his work was held at the Art Hall in Budapest in 1900. Today, several of his paintings are in the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest.
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    People
    Worms, Henry De, 1st Baron Pirbright
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Henry de Worms, 1st Baron Pirbright (1840-1903) politician and historian
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 117.50 cm, width: 95.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Prince John Loewenstein, 1954
    Inscription
    sbr
    GAC number
    3027