Copyright The Artist, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Wilhelm Leibl Painting
This is a monochrome photograph of an oil painting of a young boy, probably in his early teens, with short hair. He is shown full length, slumped in a chair. His left hand rests on the arm of the chair. His right hand rests on his right knee. His feet do not touch the floor. Wearing a pale coloured, long-sleeved top and dark trousers, he looks directly at the viewer. The background is in shadow, with no detail. The photograph shows the texture of the painting's canvas. The edges of the picture frame are visible, at a slight angle, at the top and right-hand edge of the photograph.