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Ernst Josephson, 1851-1906
  • TitleErnst Josephson, 1851-1906
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsFrame: (h x b x dj) 94,5 x 79 x 5 cm
    Dimensions: (h x b) 81,2 x 65,5 cm
  • DatingSign. 1886
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Marie-Louise-Caterine Breslau, German, born 1856-12-06, dead 1927-05-12
  • Depicted PersonErnst Josephson, Swedish, born 1851-04-16, dead 1906
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 2322
  • AcquisitionPurchased 1907
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Despite the exceedingly informal style, Louise Breslau’s portrait of Ernst Josephson nevertheless resembles a role portrait. With his hat and carelessly tied cravat and the spirit glass standing in front of him, he appears to epitomise the Paris bohemian. The portrait is dated 1886 and may have been executed during a visit to the Swedish artist colleague Allan Österlind, who also lived in France and was a friend of Louise Breslau.