A portrait painting of an older gentleman seen in profile, oil on canvas laid to a board, signed at lower right with conjoined initials that could possibly be "FD". Measurements are approximately 12 1/4" by 10 1/4" (31 cm. by 26 cm). Including the likely original black frame the size is 18" by 16". On the board is stamped "G. Gerolsky/Buchbinderei u. Papierhandlung/CHODAU. Nearby there is a violet color circular stamp that reads "Narodni Galerie Praha", which seems to be the Czech National Gallery, and an official export stamp. The city is in far western Czech Republic near the German border. The canvas does not lay perfectly flat on the board, there being a few "bubbles" but otherwise it is in very good condition. The frame is worn. It is difficult to ascertain the exact age but circa 1910 would not seem unreasonable.
Czech early 20th century portrait painting of a man signed with monogram