The New International Encyclopædia/Amerling, Friedrich

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AMERLING, ä′mẽr-lǐng, Friedrich (1803-87). An Austrian painter, born at Vienna. He studied there and at London, Paris, and Munich, and went to Italy in 1831. Upon his return he painted a portrait of the Emperor Franz I., and from that time was the most prominent of Austrian portrait painters. His portraits number not far from a thousand, and are distinguished by brilliant coloring, but sometimes fail of definiteness in characterization. Consult: Bodenstein, Hundert Jahre Kunstgeschichte Wiens (Vienna, 1888) ; and for his life, Frankl (Vienna, 1889).