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Portrait of the Artist's Wife
Otto Franz Scholderer

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 Otto Franz Scholderer
Artist dates 1834 - 1902
Full title Portrait of the Artist's Wife
Date made probably 1872-3
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 31.6 x 40 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Dr J.V. Scholderer, son of the painter, 1971
Inventory number NG6400
Location in Gallery Not on display
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