an oil on board oval painting a self portrait in three-quarter pose of a man with a van dyke (beard), an artist / painter with paint brushes, in fur trimmed cap / hat and beautiful lace collar, in an elaborate carved and gilded frame (small losses) with small label which reads, SELF PORTRAIT / ISADORE KAUFMAN, Continental School, 19th century
painting is NOT authenticated, identity of subject and artist unconfirmed
19" H x 21" W x 3.25" D frame
8.25" H x 6.75" W image
Isidor Kaufmann (Hungarian, 1853-1921) was an Austro-Hungarian painter of Jewish themes. Having devoted his career to genre painting, he traveled throughout Eastern Europe in search of scenes of Jewish, often Hasidic life.