Portrait of the Artist's Wife

The artist made several portraits of Luise Steurwaldt, whom he married at Roehampton on 11 February 1872.

This work is closely related to a larger painting (Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut) where the sitter wears the same costume but holds a European fan, rather than the Japanese one shown here. The Frankfurt painting, for which this may be a study, is dated 1873 and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1875.

Key facts

Artist dates
1834 - 1902
Full title
Portrait of the Artist's Wife
Date made
probably 1872-3
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
31.6 x 40 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Dr J.V. Scholderer, son of the painter, 1971
Inventory number
Location in Gallery