Hedwig Burkhardt, Portrait Of A Man

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A characterful late 19th-century oil on canvas depicting a middle-aged man with long dark hair and a fine moustache.

Hedwig Burkhardt (1863-1945) was a Swiss painter that studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich and then later at the world-renowned Academy Julian in Paris.

At the time of Burkhardt’s studies, the Academy Julian had become a vibrant hub for leading modern artists and it’s possible that he may have attended at the same time as Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940).

The portrait bears the estate stamp of the artist on the reverse and is housed within a painted wooden frame.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
22” x 19” / 56cm x 48cm
Year of creation
c. 1890
Some minor creasing to the canvas but otherwise fine.