Adolf Reich, The Violinist

Adolf Reich, The Violinist

A skilfully rendered oil painting depicting an older gentleman tuning a violin by Austrian artist, Adolf Reich (1887-1963).

Reich possessed an extraordinary ability to capture the smallest of details with the utmost of care and his style was entirely traditional. Note how he's observed the angle of the reflections in the mirror and sketched in the engraving on the wall.

In 1916, Reich attended the Academy of Arts in Vienna and elected to paint in a classical style despite many of his contemporaries opting for the avant-garde. In this respect, he was quite a rebel.

The painting is housed within a fine wood and composite frame with swept corners.

Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 18” x 21” / 46cm x 54cm
Year of creation: 1918
Provenance: Austria
Condition: Artwork in very good condition with no issues. Frame with some minor surface losses and a repair to the top left.
Artist's Auction Highlight £33,753 achieved for ‘Im Künstleratelier’ in 2015 at Sotheby’s, USA.

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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