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A Fine Large Oil Painting by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl

A Fine Large Oil Painting by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: German: Pre 1920: Item # 1262889
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From our European Collection, a fine and quite large oil on canvas of a seated gentleman, by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl 1855-1932. The painting here signed but undated, but most likely 3rd quarter 19th century, and likely no later than 1920. The following information courtesy of Wikipedia:

Gaugengigl was a German-American painter and engraver who worked primarily in the United States. He specialized in portraits and historical paintings. His father (also named Ignaz) was a teacher who wrote several books on linguistics and related subjects. After finishing school, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, where he studied under Johann Leonhard Raab and Wilhelm von Diez. In 1880, he visited his sister in Boston and decided to settle there himself. He quickly assimilated into the city's cultural life and became a friend of Sylvester Koehler, the first curator of prints at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was known as the "Meissonier of Boston," because of his many portraits of the "Boston Brahmins" and their families, and was one of the founders of the Guild of Boston Artists. Most of his works are in private collections.

Size and Condition: Framed dimensions are 55 inches x 44 inches. Unframed dimensions are 49 inches x 39 inches. Condition is excellent, some expected craquelure / crazing consistent with age, but overall condition is excellent and well-preserved. Signature to upper right.