Christian Eckardt, Portrait Of Johan Jacob Elmqvist

Christian Eckardt, Portrait Of Johan Jacob Elmqvist

This fine late-19th-century portrait by Danish artist Christian Eckardt (1832-1914) depicts Johan Jacob Elmqvist. It’s an accomplished work that conveys a sense of the subject’s character.

Eckardt was predominantly known as a marine painter and this is a rare venture into portraiture. Perhaps he knew the subject. Information is scarce regarding Johan Jacob Elmqvist but we have discovered, via ancestry records, that he had a wooden hand. Was this due to an injury? Was he a sailor that Eckardt encountered during his travels?

It’s interesting to note the various pentimento (changes in thinking by the artist), particularly around the face and shoulders.

The portrait is signed/dated and held within a decorative gilt frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 19” x 22” / 49cm x 55cm
Year of creation: 1891
Condition: Artwork presents well with a few minor abrasions. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £50,000 achieved for an oil painting in 2007.

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