Der Flötenspieler. 1878 /1889. Oil on panel. Lower left signed and inscribed "Paris". Verso with hand-written inscription and number and a typographically inscribed label. 20 x 13.2 cm (7.8 x 5.1 in).
PROVENANCE: Presumably: Gemälde alter Meister und Franzosen des 19. Jahrhunderts, Stilmöbel und Kunstgewerbe aus österreichisch-aristokratischem und französischem Besitz, auction at Karl van der Porten, Hanover, June 21 to 23, 1927, lot 75.
The portrait of a flute payer sitting at the window and in French Rococo dress is inscribed "Paris" and was made during Gotthardt Kühl's stay in the French art metropolis from 1878 to 1889. The modern tendencies of art, predominantly of Impressionism, had decisive influence on Kühl's art. [FS]