I recently discovered this portrait at a rummage sale along with a lovely Victorian Chocolate Pot which I had never seen before. It differs from a Tea Pot in that it has a flat bottom. Believing that I found two items that everyone would admire, I was baffled when I heard voices of disapproval. Apparently this portrait has been deemed "creepy" by the majority of my family.
The label on the back of the frame reads, "Artist's Sister- By Gustav Richter, Artist: Gustav Richter was born at Berlin, August 31st, 1823. He studied first at Berlin, and in 1844-1846 was the pupil of Cogniet in Paris. He made numerous journeys to France and Italy, and in 1861 was commissioned by the King of Bavaria to visit Egypt to make sketches for pictures of the Pyramids --which were destined for the Maximilianeum at Munich. "The Artist's Sister" by Richter depicts the charm of the Romantic period of last century. The original hangs in the National Gallery of Berlin. He died April 3, 1884. " I appreciate that the price is written on the back in a white wax crayon. You can observe how the sale price decreased over time. So, what are your thoughts? Do you find this work of art classic or creepy?