Alois Broch, Portrait Study Of A Girl

Alois Broch, Portrait Study Of A Girl

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.

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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