19th-Century Austrian School, Portrait Of A Gentleman

19th-Century Austrian School, Portrait Of A Gentleman

A characterful 19th-century Austrian school portrait of a gentleman. He’s wearing a black coat over a yellow waistcoat with a white shirt a black necktie. His style fits broadly with the fashion of the mid-19th-century.

We particularly love the craquelure, which seems to add to its overall timeworn appearance.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 15½” x 18” / 39cm x 46cm
Year of creation: c. 1850
Provenance: Austria
Condition: Craquelure with paint slightly lifting in areas. Areas of in-painting following a light restoration. Frame with some age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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