(b. 1840, Salzburg, d. 1884, Wien)

Likeness of his First Wife Amalie

c. 1871
Oil on mahogany, 76 x 58 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

This portrait of Makart's first wife Amalie Roithmayr, which was painted in about 1871, two years before her death, belongs to a small group of paintings which the artist did not intend for public viewing. Its lively expressiveness evokes the admiration of the beholder.