HERMANN EICHLER Full-Length Portrait of an Artist Holding a Sculpture.
Watercolor and pencil with white heightening on cream wove paper, 1863. 334x156 mm; 13 1/4x6 1/8 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto.
Ex-collection private collection, Austria; private collection, New Mexico.
This work dates from the artist's time at the Vienna Academy from 1860-64.
Eichler (1842-1901) was a Viennese artist whose study trips to Rome and Munich influenced his academic style. His altarpieces, genre and landscapes recall traditional history paintings with their grandeur and carefully wrought details.