(b. 1858, Tapiau, d. 1925, Zandvoort)
Othello, the Negro1884
Oil on canvas, 78 x 59 cm
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum, Linz
This portrait was painted in Antwerp in 1884. In this picture, Corinth was free of narrative or anecdotal ballast. The model is seen not only for painterly qualities but also with considerable empathy.