Georg Achen, Portrait Study Of A Bearded Gentleman

Georg Achen, Portrait Study Of A Bearded Gentleman

This late 19th-century portrait study by Danish artist, Georg Achen (1860-1912), depicts a bearded gentleman in profile. The sitter is unknown but characterised by heavy eyelids, an extensive beard and a receding hairline.

In 1883, when Achen produced this, he was studying under the gifted Danish painter, P.S. Kroyer (1851-1909) - and the influence of the master is evident.

The portrait is signed in the lower right and housed within a gilt frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 12½” x 14½” / 31cm x 37cm
Year of creation: 1883
Condition: Overall very presentable.
Artist’s auction highlight: £15,557 achieved for ‘A mother & child winding wool’ at Sotheby’s in 1990.

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