Portrait of the Artist’s Wife on the Ottoman, Otto Scholderer
Otto Scholderer
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife on the Ottoman
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Otto Scholderer

Portrait of the Artist’s Wife on the Ottoman, 1873


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69 x 82 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 114
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909
Status
Not on display

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The artist's wife is facing sideways towards the viewer and is looking at him in half-profile. Scholderer has paid great attention to detail in depicting her ample dress with its frills, her half-open hair and the rug on the back of the chair. In spite of the clayey colouring, the portrayal of the model contrasts with the two-dimensional background, which the artist has applied with a spatula. The painting differs greatly from Scholderer's earlier works. The influence of English painting, which Scholderer had studied intensively after moving to London in 1871, is in evidence here.

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14.05.2024