Portrait of a Man of Colour, 1840
Oil on cardboard, H. 0.15 m; W. 0.15 m
Inscription on the verso: Auf der Rückseite / bezeichnet ! / [Josef ?] Franz Schubert / Dessau 1840.
Provenance: Private collection
A history painter and printmaker, Schubert was trained by Heinrich Beck and Carl Wilhelm Kolbe in Dessau (Saxe-Anhalt), and later by Peter von Cornelius and Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld in Rome where he lived from 1834 to 1841.