Christian Heuser (1863-1945)
Portrait of a Man with a Pipe
Oil on Panel
7 x 5¼ inches – 17.7 x 13.3 cms
Private Collection, UK
Probably related to Carl Heuser (1827-1892), he also specialised in portraying the inhabitants of the region in local dress. Men, often farmers, smoking meerschaum pipes and women in their elaborate formal dress and hair styles, often shown reading.
Like the works of Carl Heuser, Christian’s portraits are characterised by the extraordinary eye for detail and portrayal of character. His sitters are local farmers and foresters and their wives; men of some substance exemplified by their costumes.
Christian Heuser died in 1942.