Bruno Hoppe, Portrait Of Otto Ernst Newton

Bruno Hoppe, Portrait Of Otto Ernst Newton

This striking early 20th-century portrait by Swedish artist Bruno Hoppe (1859-1937) depicts Otto Ernst Newton (1877-1927). He’s dressed in a dapper suit with a waistcoat, tie and high collar.

The portrait is dated 1932 when Newton was 55. Clearly a man of some repute, he stands confidently with a knowing expression. Ancestry records are scarce but we know that he was born in Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden to Francis Newton and Esther Riches. And in 1925, he married Hulda Charlotta in his hometown.

It’s interesting to consider the nuances such as the heavy eyes, tight lips and folded arms. Is the artist trying to convey his character? An entrepreneur perhaps? A leader?

The portrait is signed, dated and housed within a splendid scroll and foliate gilt frame.

Learn more about Bruno Hoppe in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29” x 37” / 74cm x 94cm
Year of creation: 1932
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light 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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