Self-Portrait, Otto Scholderer
Otto Scholderer
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Otto Scholderer

Self-Portrait, 1875 – 1876

96.5 x 76.5 cm
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Oil on Canvas
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Acquired in 1906 with means provided by the Carl Schaub-Stiftung
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 3


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Otto Scholderer, originally from Frankfurt, lived in London from 1871 to 1899, where he worked mainly as a portrait and still life painter. Here, he depicts himself as an elegant Victorian gentleman and, thus, as an artist who has become part of English society. The painting style is influenced by his connection to France. Above all, the soft transitions and the mild, brown-golden light are reminiscent of Fantin-Latour’s work, a close friend of his. Scholderer painted this representative self-portrait for an exhibition at the Royal Academy. For him, it was a calling card of his skill, which he also showed at exhibitions in Paris and Frankfurt.

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