‘The Bridegrooms Health – The Betrothal’. A Rare and Large KPM Plaque After the Painting by Otto Erdmann In A Finely Carved Gilt Wood Frame.
Signed to the lower right hand corner with the initials ‘TK’ for Thomas Koenig. The reverse with impressed ‘KPM’ mark beneath a sceptre to the lower right and the centre inscribed with the registered mark of the Munich porcelain painter Th. Koenig, in the form of an armorial crest with a putti supporting a banner inscribed ‘Munchen’, an artists palette and a shield bearing the initials ‘TK’. It is further inscribed with the size code ‘30. E’ .
Thomas Koenig, was a renowned porcelain artist with a studio in Munich, active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The original oil painting this plaque is based on is entitled ‘The Betrothal’ or ‘Bound for Life’ and was painted in 1883, by the German painter Otto Erdmann (1834-1905).
Otto Wilhelm Eduard Erdmann (born Leipzig 1834 – died Duusseldorf 1905) was a German Realist painter, heavily influenced by Impressionism and famous for his fine interior scenes with figures from the eighteenth century. Works by Erdmann are displayed in the museum of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Leipzig.
German, Circa 1890.
Dimensions of Plaque without frame: Dimensions including frame:
Height: 32 cm / 13 inches Height: 45 cm / 18 inches
Width: 39 cm / 15 inches Width: 53 cm / 21 inches