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Female Portrait, 1914

Leopold Museum,
Vienna © Bildrecht,
Vienna 2022
Oil on canvas
54.6×38.5 cm


  • Albert Paris Gütersloh

    (Vienna 1887–1973 Baden near Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
During his time as an art correspondent in Paris, Albert Paris Gütersloh (1887–1973) made himself familiar with French art, particularly the Fauvists. The unidealized portrayal of an unknown women in Female Portrait of 1914 shows Gütersloh’s talent for capturing personality and psychology. Except for the reddish hair, the artist builds the entire small-sized oil painting from different gradations and shades of pastel blends of blue, green, and gray. The slightly absent-minded, calm look on her face is countervailed by the ruffled painting style. The woman’s whole face seems to be tapering into her tight-lipped small mouth. Maybe she is a wealthy patron who is seen here in an elegant white blouse with a large pearl necklace.

Object data

  • Albert Paris Gütersloh
Female Portrait
Art movement
Oil on canvas
54.6×38.5 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 81
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Unbekannter Privatbesitz (1967); (1)
Privatbesitz, Wien (1977); (2)
Auktion: 10.02.1988, Sotheby’s London, Vienna 1880-1930. Paintings and Drawings, Los Nr. 155;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1988-1994); (3)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Katalog zu „Albert P. Gütersloh. Akademische Reden“, Wien 1967, Kat. Nr. 7: „Frauenbildnis (Mme Thibeault)“
  2. Heribert Hutter (Hg.), A. P. Gütersloh, Beispiele. Schriften zur Kunst. Bilder. Werkverzeichnis, Wien 1977 (LM), S. 128, Nr. 1914/2
  3. Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Eintrag in der Datenbank vom 06.11.2003

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