125
125
French School, 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN IN A BERET, POSSIBLY A SELF-PORTRAIT
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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125
French School, 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN IN A BERET, POSSIBLY A SELF-PORTRAIT
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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New York

French School, 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN IN A BERET, POSSIBLY A SELF-PORTRAIT
Black chalk and gray and black wash
488 by 386 mm; 19 1/4  by 15 1/4  in
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Catalogue Note

The wispy moustache, large beret and flowing necktie were all much favoured by mid 19th-century artists and writers in both Germany and France, but on balance this powerful portrait - very probably a self-portrait - seems perhaps slightly more French than German in character.  Yet despite its extremely strong and personal style, no convincing attribution has yet been proposed.

Old Master Drawings

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New York