|Title||Lady with Pigeons|
|Collection||Huddersfield Art Gallery|
|Artist||Kiesel, Conrad (German painter, 1846-1921)|
|Date Earliest||probably 1890|
|Date Latest||probably 1904|
|Description||Conrad Kiesel (1846-1921) was a successful painter of female portraits and genre scenes of young women in antique costume. This is a typical example of his work portraying spirited, beautiful women wearing vaguely classical dress in flowery settings. He worked in Berlin and Munich, becoming a member of the Berlin Fine Art Academy in 1892. He exhibited in Berlin, Paris and London, and received several medals and honourable mentions for his work. He was popular with English collectors who admired his ability to capture likeness, use of colour, and his portrayal of refined upper class models.|
|Current Accession Number||KLMUS:2005.780|
|Former Accession Number||1936.29?|
|Inscription||front ll 'Conrad Kiesel pxt'|
|Subject||everyday life; figure; animal (pigeons)|
|Measurements||146 x 93 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Transferred from Bagshaw Museum & Art Gallery, Borough of Batley 1974.|
|Provenance||Bequeathed by Henry Jessop of Batley to Bagshaw Museum & Art Gallery, Borough of Batley, 1936.|
Most probably connected to the entry in the Bagshaw Museum register: '1936.29 Lady with Pigeons bequeathed by Henry Jessop' and not 21916.1480 'Girl with pigeon[s] given by Joe Kaye', which is more likely to be KLMUS:118.1989.
Photographed by 'A. Cooper, Fine Art Photographer, 10, Rose & Crown Yard, London, SW1, Gerrard 2891', copy in Witt Library. Engraved by Köhnlein, as Favoriten, copy in Witt Library from the Cornish Collection, presented to Hampstead Public Library, 1928.
Similar in style to Chrysanthemum, dated to the 1890s, ill. Studio Talk, Feb 1903, p. 216 and to Musicians in the Harem, dated 1904, Sotheby's New York, 19 Oct 1984, lot 91. On this painter see the feature in The Studio, February 1903, pp. 214-18.
|Rights Owner||Kirklees Metropolitan Council|
|Author||Dr Phillippa Plock|