MARÉES, George de
(b. 1697, Stockholm, d. 1776, München)
Portrait of Maria Rosa Walburga von Soyer1750
Oil on canvas, 88 x 69 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
The companion-piece of this portrait represents Franz Carl von Soyer, the husband of the sitter. These portraits, painted slightly more than half-length and facing each other - a common device in paired portraits - are executed in a loose technique against a neutral background.
The work of the Swedish painter George de Marées could be described as international. His style was based on the experience he gained from his travels in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.