Artist: Joseph Karl Stieler
Born:19 July, 1835 – Died: 6 February, 1869
Maria Dietsch was the daughter of Joseph Dietsch, who was known as the tailor master craftsman. She married the editor of the Augsburger Evening Newspaper named Georg Sprecher. This portrait was finished in 1850, when she was 15 years old. This painting was the last painting done by Joseph Stieler for the “Gallery of Beauty” of Ludwig I of Bavaria. Nothing much is known about her. It is assumed that Ludwig I of Bavaria selected her to be portrayed in rush as her dress, style and background contradict the rest of series.