The Scholar

The Scholar

Artist: Rudolph Ernst
Title: The Scholar
Signed lower left 'R. Ernst'
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 10.625x8.5 in (27x21.6cm)
Austrian Orientalist 1854-1932

Reminiscent of Rembrandt's work, Rudolf Ernst has changed to a much more muted palette in this painting. He has used chiaroscuro to model the figure and applied a strong directional light to illuminate the figure.

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