Oberstløjtnant Nicolaus Gustav Hermann von Kauffmann, mid 19th century
Oil painting on canvas
Name of the sitter inscribed to verso
Label to verso written by sitter’s granddaughter, Dagmar Poppius (née von Kauffmann)
A bust portrait of Danish Lieutenant Colonel Nicolaus Gustav Hermann von Kauffmann (1792 – 1850), created mid 19th century. The work is presented in a textural gold-tone composite wood frame.
- billow and stretch marks to canvas from lost tension; heavy overpainting present, with surface relief to image in areas of heavy work; yellowed varnish throughout; streaked in areas where painting was cleaned and re-varnished; patch repair to canvas near center; puncture to lower right; wear and accretion to frame; frame has unfinished sides, with splits and holes to sides from original inset within a larger frame.
- measures frame; visible work 18.25" W x 22.25" H.