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Rudolph Sauter (1895–1977):
The artist's wife Viola with a parasol, circa 1920
Mounted (ref: 7887)
Inscribed Viola and signed on the reverse
Charcoal and wash on light brown paper
23 1/2 x 19 in. (59.7 x 48.2 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Family
This intense handsome half length portrait presents the artist's wife using a compositional format favoured by Symbolist draftsman: the subject is placed in the immediate foreground, standing square, engaging the viewer with a direct gaze.
Portrait of the Artist's wife, courtesy of Harry Moore-Gwyn