The Scholar
The Scholar
The Scholar
The Scholar
The Scholar
The Scholar
The Scholar


The Scholar

1894 Germany

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Heinrich Georg Michaelis
German, (1837-1898)
The Scholar
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1894
Image size: 32 inches x 27 inches
Size including frame: 38¾ inches x 33¾ inches
Heinrich Georg Michaelis was a portrait and genre painter who was born in Loessnitz in the Erzgebirge (Saxony) region of Germany in 1837. He trained at the Dresden Academy of Art until 1857. During the mid-1860’s he attended the Antwerp Academy of Art where he studied under Jozef Van Lerius (1823-1876) and Nicaise de Keyser (1813-1887). From around 1878 he settled in Frankfurt. In December 1891, he travelled to Poland and visited the town of Lodz where he produced a number of drawings of tavern scenes portraying Jewish traders, peasants, soldiers and everyday folk. He painted a number of Jewish subjects and he is widely believed to be of Jewish descent.
Examples of his paintings can be found in The Library of Innerpeffray, Scotland.
The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 27.00 inch (68.58 cm)
External Height 38.75 inch (98.42 cm)
External Width 33.75 inch (85.72 cm)
Oil on canvas
Signed & dated 1894
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