Over life-size portrait head of a young man, slightly turned to the left, with eyes gaze upward. The elongated face has a resolute expression. The mouth is closed and pupils of the deep-set eyes are incised and pierced. He has full, short hair and a short beard.
In the top head a hole with iron pin, probably the remnant of a cheniscus for repelling pigeons.
Lower lip partially repaired, nose missing, abrasions. On the surface root marks and sinter.
A portrait of very good quality.
Gorny & Mosch, Auction 184, Munich, 18 December 2009, lot 154
German private collection I. U. Prior to that, privately held in Canada for 20 years.
Accompanied by an IADAA Interpol search certificate.