CHRISTIAN ROHLFS | KNABENPORTRAIT (PORTRAIT OF A BOY)
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1849 - 1938
KNABENPORTRAIT (PORTRAIT OF A BOY)
signed with the monogram (lower right)
oil on canvas
59.8 by 41.3cm., 23½ by 16¼in.
Framed: 61.5 by 42.5cm., 24¼ by 16¾in.
Painted circa 1908.
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The canvas is lined. Inspection under UV light reveals an area of retouching (approx. 2.5 by 2.5cm) to the lower right quadrant with a few possible spots elsewhere. There are some flecks of pigment loss towards the lower right edge. There are some fine lines of entirely stable craquelure to the thicker pigment on the boy's head. There is some light surface dirt throughout. This work is in overall good condition.
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K. Wambsganss, Mannheim
Private Collection, Baden-Wurttemberg
Florian Sundheimer Kunsthandel, Munich
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011
Paul Vogt, Christian Rohlfs: Œuvre-Katalog der Gemälde, Recklinghausen, 1978, no. 443, illustrated n.p.