Wilhelm Gottfried Bauer, Portrait Of A Gentleman

Wilhelm Gottfried Bauer, Portrait Of A Gentleman

This early 19th-century portrait by Wilhelm Gottfried Bauer (1790-1853) depicts a dashing young gentleman wearing a luxurious black coat, probably a dress coat, along with a cravat and pin. He’s been described as roguish by several viewers but we can’t possibly comment on his character…

The portrait shows signs of each age but generally presents better than the photos would suggest. Ideal for those looking for a ‘lost in time’ country house piece.

Signed, dated and housed within a later frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 27½” x 37” / 70cm x 93cm
Year of creation: 1821
Condition: Craquelure but the paint is stable. Areas of retouching. Uneven varnish. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £5,089 achieved for an oil painting in 2021.

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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