Julius Paulsen

Self-Portrait With Model

Julius Paulsen

Self-Portrait With Model

This expressive early 20th-century oil painting by Danish artist Julius Paulsen (1860-1940) depicts the artist at work.

With palette in hand, he quickly sketches the form of a model. Her back is turned as she leans over.

Paulsen was a master of controlled expression - using rapid, bold brushmarks within the context of his academic teaching. In this study, we see his passion, confidence and energy conveyed through twists, lines and daubs. All underpinned by a respect for the Old Masters, particularly Rembrandt. He’s one of our favourite artists here at Brave and this is a good example of his talent.

The painting was previously with his family.

Learn more about Julius Paulsen in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 16” x 17½” / 40cm x 45cm
Year of creation: c. 1920
Condition: Artwork presents well. Canvas relined. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £10,115 achieved for an oil painting in 2007.

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