Wilhelm Westerop, Portrait Of A Doberman In Profile

Wilhelm Westerop, Portrait Of A Doberman In Profile

A fine early 20th-century portrait of a Doberman by German painter, Wilhelm Westerop (1876-1954).

Westerop was known for his portraits of animals, particularly horses and dogs, and this piece is very typical of his work. In 2013, a similar portrait of a boxer dog sold at Bonhams in the United States.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a frame that’s probably the original.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
17” x 21” / 44cm x 53cm
Year of creation
c. 1925
Scattered paint losses and the canvas is a little undulant. Some scuffing around the edges and frame with light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight
£2,517 achieved for ‘Pferdeportrat: "Goldmaid" von Goldapfel a.d, Amandara’ in 2013.

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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