The archivist

Rieper, August, German painter (1865-1940). The Archivist.

Probably Munich, early 20th century.

Oil on canvas, signed "A. Rieper". 805 x 610 mm. In contemporary gilt and decorated frame (ca. 81 x 101 cm).


Uncommonly attractive portrayal of an early 19th century archivist or antiquary, sitting at his desk and buried in the study of manuscripts, with piles of early printed books or index volumes at his feet.

Signed at bottom right; old gallery labels on verso. A few chips to the upper edge of the pretty frame, otherwise very well preserved.


Cf. Thieme/Becker XXVIII, 338; AKL Online.

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