LOTH, Johann Karl
(b. 1632, München, d. 1698, Venezia)

Portrait of an Old Man with Bust

Oil on canvas, 115 x 103 cm
Private collection

It is hypothesized that the painting depicts the Greek sculptor and royal portraitist, Praxiteles, contemplating the bust of Alexander the Great. The elderly man with a distinctive white beard and large hands, can be identified in numerous other works by Loth, including his Mercury and Argus in the National Gallery, London.