Reserved - Johan Leksell, Pair Of Oil Studies
A pair of small oil studies depicting bearded older gentleman by Swedish artist, Johan Larentius Carolinus Leksell (1874-1932).
Leksell was born in Amsberg, Kopparberg County, and could turn his hand to a range of artistic endeavours. He was primarily known as one of Sweden’s most foremost silhouette portraitists, but he could also paint as well as sculpt.
Upon graduating University, Leksell financed a round trip to the United States by cutting silhouette photos for willing patrons. He then continued on to Russia where he created a silhouette of Rasputin that brought him much acclaim.
In these studies, we can see his skill for capturing the profile of a figure with minimal detailing and a monochromatic palette.
The portraits were purchased together and one is signed in the lower left.
Oil on wood
|Size including frame||
10” x 8” / 25cm x 20cm
|Year of creation||
Good condition overall. Frames with light age-related wear.
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