Two (2) German School 19th Century paintings. 1st item: Otto Heusgen (Germany, 1868-1945) oil on canvas painting after the self-portrait of Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Unsigned. The three quarter bust length portrait of Madame LeBrun, the prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century, depicts her wearing a white bonnet and dark dress with white lace collar. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with lamb's tongue fillet. Includes a postcard from the Uffizi depicting the painting that served as the inspiration for this portrait. Sight – 13 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed – 19 1/2" H x 17 5/8" W x 2 1/2" D. Note: According to oral family history, Heusgen traveled to Florence during his first semester at art school fulfill a requirement to copy a portrait, resulting in this painting. He later switched his major to architecture. After graduating, he worked as an archivist for the German state Nordrhein Westfalen in Dusseldorf. 2nd item: 19th century German school oil on canvas painting depicting a young boy attired in a medieval knight's armor. Unsigned, but attributed to Otto Heusgen. Paper label en verso with hand written inscription. Frame stamped D. G. R. M.11194. Housed in a gilt wood frame with laurel leaf border. Sight – 14 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 20 3/8" H x 17 1/2" W. Provenance: Descended in the artist's family. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with craquelure. Natural age shrinkage, areas of loss, largest 1 1/2", to fillet. 2nd item: Some light overall craquelure to canvas and rubbing to stretchers. Minor loss to canvas on right middle stretcher. Old repairs to frame.
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