Contemporaneous etching of Mör Than,
by Rusz Károly
June 19, 1828
|Died||March 11, 1899(aged 70)|
Born at Óbecse (today Bečej, Serbia), he was educated in Italy and Vienna beside his cooperation with similar famous painters in his homeland. He worked in a realistic – pre-impressionist style. His subjects were mostly historic events and portraits but also mythological or fantasy themes. He painted frescos which decorate several prominent public buildings in Budapest.
Mór Than also designed the first Hungarian postage stamp in 1848, but it was never used because Hungary remained part of the Austrian Empire in that time, after the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Than died in Trieszt in 1899.
Young Woman Wearing a Renascence Dress, 1886 (private collection)
- Visnyovszki, Gábor (1996). Stamps. Budapest: Állami Nyomda. p. 85.
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