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19th Century Portrait of David Schwab Switzerland Biel, Dated 1822, Sign Mente



Fine portrait of David Schwab, signed and dated oil on canvas Menteler Zug, May 30, 1822 David Schwab is sitting on a fine Empire armchair, probably Jacob Paris, the books in the background shown show that he was a very educated person. He is holding a snuffbox in his hand, the table is covered with a special carpet, which suggests his upper class and the wealth he has acquired through the silk trade. His clothing is elaborate and specially made, which in turn shows his importance and position in the silk trade. Mr. David Schwab worked in Biel on Lake Neuchâtel, Canton Bern. There is also a David Schwab Museum in Biel. The frame of the expressive picture is original and the measurements are with the frame.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 46.46 in. (118 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.5 cm)Depth: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
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  • Seller Location
    Epfach, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5243222009812

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Epfach, Germany
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