Walter Ophey - Portrait Bernhardine Bornemann

Walter Ophey - Portrait Bernhardine Bornemann - image-1
Walter Ophey - Portrait Bernhardine Bornemann - image-1

Walter Ophey

Portrait Bernhardine Bornemann
Circa 1909

Oil on canvas, relined 75 x 75.5 cm Framed. Twice signed 'WOphey' (joined) and indistinctly dated '1909' lower right.

This image portrays Walter Ophey's future wife Bernhardine, known as Dotty (1879-1968). The couple had met in Düsseldorf in 1904 and married there in 1917. Among the numerous portraits of Bernhardine, the earliest was created in 1905 and can be found today in the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf (Kraus G 124).

Catalogue Raisonné

Kraus G 231

Provenance

Formerly Collection Leo Tigges, Düsseldorf; Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf; Private possession, North Rhine-Westphalia

Exhibitions

Düsseldorf 1970 (Galerie Paffrath), Maler des Sonderbundes. Bretz - Deusser - Clarenbach - Ophey, cat. no. 61 (Damenbildnis in Blau)

Lot 184 Dα

Estimate:
20.000 € - 25.000 €

Result:
45.000 €