|Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858) was a famous 19th century portraitist and the favorite painter of King Ludwig I of
Bavaria who devoted a picture gallery (the 'Schonheitsgalerie' in the Schloss Nuremberg, Munich, Germany) to
beautiful women of his kingdom. The King personally selected the subjects and commissioned Stieler to paint
their portraits. As a reward for their cooperation, the women received the dresses in which they were painted.
Stieler painted 36 women from 1827-1842;
A magnificent group of Dresden hand painted cabinet plates of young beauties.
The plates with a Royal Blue ground and fine gilding to the outer rim and around the portrait.
Each plate is a fine portrait of a named young woman.
Outstanding quality painting and all 10 plates perfect.
See.European Portrait Painting on Porcelain by Frederick Glauser in Journal of Antiques and collectibles August 05. http://www.journalofantiques.com/Aug05/featureAug05.htm. One plate illustrated in in this group "Nanette Kaulla (after Joseph Karl Stieler".