Alois Julius Paschek, Portrait Of A Lady In Black

Alois Julius Paschek, Portrait Of A Lady In Black

A fine mid-19th-century bust-length portrait of a lady in black by Alois Julius Paschek.

This exceptionally detailed piece captures the subject's outfit with great skill. Note the exquisite embroidery, which is almost lifelike, and the beautiful jewellery - rendered to perfection.

How do you read her expression? We’re seeing a lady with something on her mind, perhaps a little resistance to having her portrait painted? There’s an element of tension in this piece, which only adds to its intrigue.

The portrait is signed/dated and housed within a period frame that’s probably its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29½” x 36” / 75cm x 92cm
Year of creation: 1855
Provenance: Germany
Condition: Very presentable following a light restoration. Canvas relined. Frame with some light 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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