Harry Kluge, External Wall With Window & Doorway

Harry Kluge, External Wall With Window & Doorway

This enchanting early 20th-century oil painting by Harry Kluge (1879-1963) depicts a section of external wall with a window and doorway. In muted tones it captures the unlikely beauty of sunlit textures otherwise ignored.

Each of us will read this piece differently. Some will see darkness, the space behind the door and the sense of decay. They’ll question where this is and what’s in the room. They’ll see the remnants of an abandoned village. A run-down corner of a former home.

Whereas others will admire the light, which illuminates the wall. The architectural beauty and the abundance of textures. They’ll sense intrigue, a story, a footstep in the past. Just like the artist did when he discovered this location.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 17” x 25” / 44cm x 64cm
Year of creation: 1924
Condition: Artwork presents well aside from a few marks. Frame a little tatty.
Artist’s auction highlight: £6,156 achieved for an oil painting in 2015.

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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