Gustav Wustmann, Portrait Of A Woman In A White Blouse

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A sensitive early-20th-century portrait of a young lady wearing a white blouse with her hair swept back into a bun.

The artist, Gustav Wustmann (1873-1939), has used a mossy green background colour which accentuates the sitter’s striking eyes. It’s a delicate portrayal that suggests a gentle character.

Wustmann was the son of a great historian by the same name and studied at the Academies in Leipzig and Munich.

The portrait is housed within a decorative wooden frame with foliate corner ornamentation and gilded borders. Signed in the upper left.

Medium
Oil on paper laid on wood
Size including frame
20” x 24” / 51cm x 61cm
Year of creation
c. 1910
Provenance
Germany
Condition
There’s a lighter area towards the top which is probably due to how the paper was attached to the panel. There are also a few fine lines running through the top of the image. One small area of paint loss in the lower right. Frame with light age-related wear.