Erich Wessel, Portrait Of A Lady In A Panama Hat

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A large portrait of a stylish lady in a white Panama hat and red dress with a lace collar. She’s wearing a silver bracelet on her left wrist and a gold wedding ring.

The artist, Erich Wessel (1906-1983), studied at the College of Fine Arts in his hometown of Hamburg and worked primarily as a landscape and portrait painter.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame 33” x 28” / 84cm x 71cm
Year of creation c. 1941
Condition Two visible repairs to the canvas and the frame has some minor paint losses here and there.
Artist’s auction highlight £3,500 achieved at Christie’s in 1986 for 'Gemüsemarkt, Hamburg'.