Large German Portrait of a Scholar, 1904


United Kingdom

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Original Vintage Oil on Board Painting by Josef Thomann

Titled ‘Die Gelehrsamkeit’ (The Scholarship)

This portrait seems very of its time. That chartreuse green background feels very turn of the century Although the feeling is thoroughly traditionally German with the script there is a nod to Art Nouveau, or more appropriately, Jugendstil.

A heavily bearded gentleman is reciting from an open book. I am wondering if this was originally painted for a design for a poster or something similar. There are some remnants of a few exhibition labels verso from Munich in 1905 etc.

Signed and dated upper right.

Framed in a later but complimentary thick'-set ebonised and parcel-gilt frame.

The painting is generally in good vintage order there are a few small areas of wear and some scratches to the vanish etc. but nothing too serious. Please see photos.

Overall measurements: 83.5cm x 67.5cm x 5cm.

Delivery is £30 to Mainland UK. If you live elsewhere please get in touch for an accurate quote.

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  • H: 83.5cm (32.87in)
  • W: 67.5cm (26.57in)
  • D: 5cm (1.97in)



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