An antique, bust-length portrait of a gentleman wearing a black jacket with a white tie and collar. His hair is tousled forward in the neoclassical Brutus style cut popular in Napoleonic France.
Skinner Auction (Marlborough, MA), July 2020, Sale 3413T, Lot 1369. Property of August (Gus) Knapp (American, 1924-2019).
PLACE OF ORIGIN
The Netherlands/United States
Attributed to Charles (Carolus) Bruno Donat Delin (Dutch, 1756-1818) | Delin was a port painter in Maastricht and Amsterdam. The artist was known for portraits of American sea captains, who passed through the Netherlands during their European voyages.
Early 19th century
Width 23.25 Depth 2.5 Height 27.25 inches
Sight: Width 16.5 Height 20.5 inches
Note: oil on canvas, laid down on board. Repaired puncture with associated retouch to the left of the sitter.