MATTHIEU, Georg David
(b. 1737, Berlin, d. 1778, Ludwigslust)
Joachim Ulrich Giese1762-64
Oil on canvas, 142 x 106 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Joachim Ulrich Giese (1719-1780) was the founder of the Stralsund faience manufactory. This image, and its companion-piece representing Giese's wife (née Schwerin) are pleasant, pleasurable, Greuze-like portraits.