Oil on masonite portrait of a classic man of Bavaria with his traditional hat and shirt, 15 1/2" by 14" (23 1/2" by 21 1/2" framed), signed at upper left corner and dated 47 by the well listed German artist ANDREAS MITTERFELLER (1912-1972). The artist created traditional horizontal format landscape works which appear frequently at auction in Germany, but I see only a very few portraits or genre works in the records. On the reverse appears a lot of information: the name of the artist again, date 1947, size information, place Holzkirchen Oberbayern, and, I think, a friendly statement to the original recipients from the artist. CONDITION: the work clearly needs restoration. There is unstable, flaking paint at upper portion of the hat, and some missing paint area near the signature. There is overall blanching, and it appears that there have been clumsy attempts at restoration, (the dark areas that stand out to the naked eye). The frame has losses especially at bottom center, as shown. Despite the work that needs to be done, this is a painting well worthy of the investment to return it to good condition. I am sure it will restore beautifully. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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