"Portrait of Otto Klemperer. By Georg Eisler, oil on canvas, signed and dated (19)60." [2003.1090], Eisler, Georg
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Title
Portrait of Otto Klemperer. By Georg Eisler, oil on canvas, signed and dated (19)60.
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Object Type
image-as-object
Collection
Otto Klemperer Collection
Acknowledgement
Presented by Lotte Klemperer, daughter of the sitter, September 1975.
Description
Portrait of Otto Klemperer. Half-length seated in a chair, turned and looking to the left. Wearing glasses. Great concentration is placed by the artist on Klemperer's large hands, which are crossed on his lap. By Georg Eisler, oil on canvas, signed and dated (19)60 - 'Eisler 60', lower left
Primary inscription
Eisler 60
Artist/Maker
Name Role
Eisler, Georg artist
Date made
1960
Notes
Otto Klemperer commissioned Eisler to design the sets and costumes for Mozart's 'Magic Flute' at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1962. Other known paintings by Georg Eisler in British galleries include one of Shostakovich sold by the Grosvenor Gallery in 1971. The Liverpool Museum holds a painting titled 'Hillsborough' (1989).

A taped conversation with Eisler, formerly with the Klemperer gift to the Academy, is now with the remaining Klemperer tapes in the Library of Congress.
Classification
painting
Technique
oil
Materials
canvas oil
Measurements
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (Length)
image 500 600 millimetres
image and frame 515 615 millimetres
Accession No.
2003.1090
People
Name Relationship
Klemperer, Otto sitter
Klemperer, Lotte daughter
Eisler, Georg artist
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