Rittmeister Kautský’s Wife

František Tkadlík

František Tkadlík - Rittmeister Kautský’s Wife
In Portraits of Josef Kautský and His Wife there is a certain shift in expressiveness in comparison with Tkadlík’s portraits of Srdínko family. Particularly in the portrait of Mr. Kautský unaffected realism dominates over typicality. Then Mrs. Kautský’s good-natured smile evokes a feeling of the bourgeois Biedermeier - his quietism and his „love for small pleasures“.
measurements: height 376 mm
width 278 mm
material: paper
technique: Black chalk, white pigment
inventory number: K 4506
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings