Reserved - 19th-Century German School Portrait Of A Young Gentleman

Reserved - 19th-Century German School Portrait Of A Young Gentleman

A fine mid-19th-century portrait of a young gentleman wearing a double-breasted frock coat with a white shirt and dark blue cravat. It’s unsigned but clearly by a very accomplished academy-trained artist.

The details are exquisite, particularly around the face, and he carries an air of an upstanding young man.

The portrait is housed within a mid-19th-century frame that could be the original.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
27” x 32” / 69cm x 81cm
Year of creation
c. 1840
A light professional restoration has been undertaken at some point within the last 50 years and this included relining the canvas. Light craquelure in areas and one blemish towards the bottom which could be varnish bloom. Easily removed if you wish. Frame with 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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