Pair of oil on panel portraits by Christian Heuser. 1st item – Oil on board in gilt carved frame by Christian Heuser (1862-1942, German) titled, OLD LADY HOLDING OPEN BOOK. Signed upper right. Portrait depicts an old lady with a jeweled hat holding open a book. Although Heuser is better known for his smaller size portraits of older men, this example shows typical characteristics of his work including wrinkled skin on the subject and the subject gazing away from the viewer. Very good condition with moderate cracquelure throughout. Sight: 6-3/8" Height x 4-1/2" Width. Framed: 12-1/2" Height x 10-5/8" Width. 2nd item: Oil on board in gilt carved frame by Christian Heuser titled, HEAD OF A MAN. Signed upper left. Portrait depicts a man wearing a weathered brown hat, holding an ornate pipe up to his mouth. Sight: 6-1/8" Height x 4-1/2" Width. Framed: 12-3/8" Height x 10-5/8" Width. Both with Frost and Reed, Bristol and London labels. Withers estate, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Gray discoloration to one side of man's face, does not fluoresce under blacklight.
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