Mixed media with tempera and oil Signed lower center. On firm brownish paper. 30,8 x 14,5 cm (12,1 x 5,7 in), visible area Ca. 3-4 cm of side margins of image folded to rear. With artist's address label on rear of backing cardboard, there titled "Maske".
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from Berta Walde, the artist's daughter).
Alfons Walde does not only depict rough men and buxom Tyrolian countrywomen. A part of his oeuvre shows a completely different artist, one who treasures capricious women. With a great deal of sophistication he depicts self confident long-legged women, who accentuate their sex appeal. [KD].