CORINTH, Lovis
(b. 1858, Tapiau, d. 1925, Zandvoort)

Portrait of Julius Meier-Graefe

1917
Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

In December 1911 Corinth had a stroke which threatened to limit his ability to paint. He was able to control the shaking of his hands, but his struggle to paint did cost him a certain lightness. It is all the more admirable that in his Portrait of Julius Meier-Graefe he harmonized colour and form without any sense of untruthfulness to the sitter.