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SEILER, Carl Wilhelm Anton (1846 - 1921)
Media: oil on panel
Size: 24.4 x 20.3 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2501
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
This ornate interior and the etcher’s sumptuous clothes date to the eighteenth century. For many it represented an era of elegance and refinement in art which no longer existed in the current age of Realism and Impressionism. Seiler reflects his own attention to detail in the way that the etcher peers in intently at the point of his stylus.