A fine early 20th-century portrait study of girl by German painter, Alois Broch (1864-1937). Her head is tilted forwards as she turns to look at us - as if listening intently.
Broch was a fine portraitist that trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was raised in Budapest but spent most of his life in Germany. Aside from portraits, he also painted landscapes, street scenes and genre paintings.
During the 1910s and 1920s, many of his works were distributed as postcards and prints. These proved popular and his studio was a hive of activity throughout his working life.
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board Overall size: 12” x 14½” / 31cm x 37cm Year of creation: c. 1910 Provenance: Germany Condition: A few light marks but otherwise fine. Frame with a little wear. Artist’s auction highlight: £1,100 achieved for ‘The Orange Seller’ at Christie’s in 2006.