Lily von Poschinger. Um 1896. Oil on canvas. Signed in right center. 58 x 53 cm (22.8 x 20.8 in).
• Particularly early portrait of the depicted lady • One of Lenbach's preferred models • Magical airy painting manner in soft and harmonious colors.
EXHIBITION: Franz von Lenbach und die Schönen seiner Zeit, Museum Pflegschloss/Lenbachmuseum Schrobenhausen, October 16, 2016 - January 22, 2017 (with illu. on p. 53 in the catalog).
"To be painted by him meant a beauty award for the women of his time, yes, he did shape a female Lenbach type." Quote from the painter and writer Hermine Hanel (1874-1944), in: Lenbach und die Schönen seiner Zeit, Schrobenhausen 2016/17, p. 76.