JANNECK, Franz Christoph
(b. 1703, Graz, d. 1761, Wien)

Elegant Company in an Interior

Oil on copper, 46 x 61 cm
Private collection

The painter is known for his cabinet pictures illustrating mythological, religious and conversation scenes such as is depicted in the present painting. Here his figures are clad in elegant 17th-century fashions. His style reflects the works of French and Dutch painters such as Watteau and van Mieris.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 19 minutes):
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme