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German School, 18th Century
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German School, 18th Century

Portrait of an artist, half-length, in a blue, fur-lined coat and hat, in a feigned oval

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German School, 18th Century
Portrait of an artist, half-length, in a blue, fur-lined coat and hat, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
29 x 24¼ in. (73.5 x 61.5 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner.
Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, 1945, inv. no. 29, whence restituted to the father of the present owner in 1993.

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Lot Essay

The highly spirited personality of this as yet unidentified sitter has been beautifully evoked in this portrait. Although an attribution has proven difficult to establish, the work's style points to the hand of a German painter travelling to Venice and North Italy in the third quarter of the eighteenth century.

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