Lilli Lundsteen, Portrait Of A Gentleman With A Homburg

Lilli Lundsteen, Portrait Of A Gentleman With A Homburg

A characterful 20th-century portrait of a dapper gentleman wearing a black homburg hat by Danish artist, Lilli Lundsteen (1871-1949).

She’s captured the gentleman’s character superbly well and it feels like she knew him personally. We particularly love his carefully coiffured grey beard and thick bushy eyebrows.

Elisabeth (Lilli) Charlotte Lundsteen was primarily a painter of portraits and still lifes. She exhibited at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and one of her works, ‘Barnebillede’, is held in the collection at the Ribe Kunstmuesum.

The painting is monogrammed in the lower left and housed within a traditional Danish gilded frame with foliate corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29” x 34” / 74cm x 87cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Very presentable following a light restoration. Frame with some marks and areas of age-related wear.

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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