Lot #17429

Portrait of a Boy By Josef Buche

estimate: $700 - $900

starting price: $400

closing price: $

Description: Signed (lower right)
technique: Oil on panel
description: Signed (lower right)
Dimension: 32 x 25.7 cm
condition: Frame abrasions on edges and small crack in wood on lower left.
provenance: Estate of Kalman Pasternak

Josef Büche (1848-1917) Austrian painter. Born in Vienna and grew up as the son of a painter. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Eduard von Engerth and Carl Wurzinger and was known especially for his portrait paintings. Many members of the imperial family and other important people were portrayed by him. In 1883 he was involved in the founding of the Vienna 'Künstlerhaus'.