FÜGER, Friedrich Heinrich
(b. 1751, Heilbronn, d. 1818, Wien)

Miniature of the Artist's Father

1774
Gouache on parchment, 198 x 165 mm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Füger's fame arose originally from his miniature paintings. In January 1774 he returned briefly to his hometown Heilbronn where he painted two gouache miniatures portraying his parents. These miniatures were never completed. The present miniature depicts the artist's father, J. Gabriel Füger, pastor of Heilbronn.