Carl Siegfried Stoitzner, Portrait Of An Old Salt

Carl Siegfried Stoitzner, Portrait Of An Old Salt

A characterful portrait of a grizzled old fisherman by Austrian painter, Carl Siegfried Stoitzner (1866-1944). He looks towards us with a quizzical expression and a slight smirk - perhaps concealing a few tales from the ocean.

Portraits of grizzled fisherman are extremely common but most are lacking the depth that you find here. Stoitzner has somehow captured a layer of mystery that brings intrigue and a desire to know more. What stories would he tell? How does he feel about you?

The portrait is signed in the lower left and housed within a fine swept frame that could be its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 9½” x 11½” / 24cm x 29cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Provenance: USA
Condition: Minor paint loss towards the bottom of the canvas. Frame with cracks and age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £5,136 achieved for Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, zur Zeit der Marillenblüte at auction in 2010.

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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