Attractive Biedermeier period portrait representing an elegant man seated in an armchair, wearing a black frock coat and a yellow vest, holding a glove in his hand. Oil on canvas of excellent quality for its style, composition and love of detail is very reminiscent of the work of the Slovak painter Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879) famous for his portraits, who used to paint in pairs. This portrait is half of a pair, along with the Portrait of a Woman, by the same artist. Well-executed oil on canvas painting, its composition, style and the artist’s love of detail are all signature qualities found in the works of the Slovak painter Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879), famous for his portraits; he usually painted them in pairs.
Artist: Attributed to Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition. Relined and restored.
Dimensions: 73 x 60 cm. / 28 ¾ x 23 ½ in.
Frame: 91 x 77 cm. / 35 ¾ x 30 ¼ in. Gilt wood and stucco, 19th century.