A self-portrait has always been a dynamic marketing device for the portrait painter proving not only the artist’s ability to create a likeness but his skill at capturing character.
Jacob Diezler (1789-1855) was better known though for his romantic river landscapes. His watercolour portrait shows him as a confident man, well-satisfied with his position in life.
The portrait is signed and dated – Diezler 1847 – and is presented in a maple veneer frame with a gilt slip.
Item Ref. 5621
Size: framed, 270 x 240mm (10¾ x 9¼")