Reserved - German School Portrait Of An Older Gentleman

Reserved - German School Portrait Of An Older Gentleman

A characterful early 20th-century portrait of an older gentleman in profile with a red necktie.

The use of light and shade is reminiscent of the way 17th-century old masters would use chiaroscuro to add drama. We love his expression and particularly the rogue eyebrow that’s twisting out of place.

He certainly has a fierce look to him.

Signed ‘E Kimelmann’ in the upper right.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Overall size
15½” x 19½” / 40cm x 50cm
Year of creation
c. 1910
Provenance
Germany
Condition
Very good overall.

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