Ben Uri collection

Portrait of Dorothy Stone

Artist information

Name Erich Wolfsfeld (1885-1956)

Born Krojanke, Germany

Died London, England

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Three years after Wolfsfeld’s post as Professor at Berlin’s Royal Academy School was terminated, he immigrated to Britain. Following internment on the Isle of Man, he settled in Sheffield, then London, travelling frequently throughout Europe and the Middle East, depicting both Jewish and Arab subjects on biblical themes.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 99.5 x 76.5 cm

Framed 128 x 108 cm

Signed signed, bottom left: Erich Wolfsfeld

Accession number 1995-1

Display status On display in 'Refugees: The Lives of Others' until 4 June 2017

Wolsfeld's patrons, artists Ben and Fay Pomerance, encouraged commissions among Sheffield’s Anglo-Jewish community in the late 1940s; his resulting portrait of Dorothy Stone, wearing turquoise satin and a favoured ruby and platinum bracelet, was considered an excellent likeness. Wolfsfeld later painted out the background after Dorothy considered it a distraction.

Keywords

painting | portrait


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