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    Superb Oil Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Circa 1914. 9" x 12", oil on canvas, framed to an overall size of 13¼" x 16¾". A beautiful, small portrait of Germany's Wilhelm II, signed in the upper left corner "Meyer 1914". The Kaiser's portrait features him in military uniform and festooned with medals. This portrait was sold to raise money for the "Deutsche Reichs und Oesterreich-Ungarns Hilfs Gesellschaft" (The German and Austro-Hungarian Relief Society) and is accompanied by the original tag listing this as picture number 760 (out of an unspecified issue). The portrait was painted for the society by the Devlin Art Society of Chicago, Illinois, no doubt to be marketed to the large German population in the area. The portrait is mounted in an ornate gilded gesso frame which has at some later time been mounted in a protective frame under glass. A tag on the back of the frame indicates that the portrait was professionally cleaned, touched up and varnished in 2004. A splendid portrait, in very good condition.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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