An early 20th-century portrait study of an angel by German painter, Hugo Ziegler (1864-1934). There’s an ethereal quality to this beautiful piece, which is enhanced by its loose brushwork.
Perhaps it’s a study from an old master painting that Zielger observed during his travels. Or potentially an oil sketch to inform a later work.
The portrait is housed within a contemporary ornate handmade frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board Overall size: 16” x 15” / 40cm x 38cm Year of creation: c. 1910 Provenance: Germany Condition: A few light marks here and there but nothing that detracts. Frame in excellent condition. Artist’s auction highlight: £1,020 achieved for ‘Die Birken’ at Christie’s in 1990.