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Friedrich August von Kaulbach - Head

Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850-1920), German
Head, undated
OIL ON CANVAS, MOUNTED ON MASONITE, 14 X 11 ΒΌ inches
Gift of Mrs. Theodora Willard Best

Friedrich August von Kaulbach descended from a distinguished family of artists and was able to achieve recognition in his own career for his idealized depictions of women, a popular subject during the later nineteenth century. The striking blue backdrop that Kaulbach employed in this composition is a foil for the figure, pushing her forward, and reflects the artist's early interest in the portraits of the German Renaissance master Hans Holbein the Younger who often used a similar approach.