This enigmatic portrait of a man by Jonas Åkesson (1879-1979) is a masterclass in charcoal. Note the strong lines, which delineate the creases in his jacket, and continue beyond the filled areas. These were created with confidence, a series of strong marks to sketch out a form.
The portrait is signed in the lower left and framed/glazed.
Jonas Åkesson was a fascinating artist and you can learn more about him in our directory.
Medium: Charcoal Overall size: 25½” x 30½” / 65cm x 77cm Year of creation: c. 1920 Condition: Paper a little undulant and frame with some age-related wear.