Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)

Think that you may own a portrait of Karl Friedrich Gauss? We authenticate, appraise, research and issue certificates of authenticity (COA) and provide consultations for all portraits of Karl Friedrich Gauss.

There is only one existing authentic portrait of Karl Friedrich Gauss. Gauss was a highly respected German mathematician. He is viewed as one of the top three mathematicians in history. Gauss was born in Germany in 1777 and died in 1855.

Portrait #1, Christian Albrecht Jensen, Date Unknown
Portrait #1, Christian Albrecht Jensen, Date Unknown

Christian Albrecht Jensen (1792-1870) painted Portrait #1. The date of this portrait is unknown. The work of the Danish artist is associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting.

It is not known whether there are additional authentic portraits of Gauss. It seems as though he was not frequently portrayed, though we can never know until one surfaces. Still wondering about a portrait in your family collection? Contact us... it could be a portrait of Karl Gauss.


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