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Masked Ball

by Bachrach Emmanuel

Oderberg 1863 – Munich 1943

German School

Münchener Malerschule

Dimensions: Image size 54 x 68 cm, not framed
Signature: Signed bottom left and dated 1899
Medium: Oil on canvas

Value: 5.000€ - 10.000€

Bachrach-Barée Emmanuel was born on April 11, 1863 in Oderberg in Austria to Jewish parents, the miller and merchant Philipp Israel Bachrach and his wife Helena née Kremser.  Both his sons, Hellmut Bachrach-Barée and Hans Bachrach were painters.

He was a autodidactic artist and painter of genre-scenes, military genre. He was also watercolourist and illustrator. 1885 he settled in Munich. Since 1890, his paintings were represented in the Glaspalast, a glass and iron exhibition building located in the Old botanical garden in Munich. He was associated with the Luitpold-Gruppe, a group of artists, which stood for modern aspirations with high artistic quality. Occasionally he exhibited in Berlin, at the International Art Exhibition of 1891 and the Grand Art Exhibition of 1893. Bachrach-Barée also worked as an illustrator for several German newspapers.

He worked with unbroken creativity. In the years 1931 and 1932 his paintings were still on display at the art exhibitions of the German Museum in Munich. Because of his Jewish origin, the Nazi authorities banned him from working, and forbad sales of his paintings.

He died on April 20, 1943 in Munich.

Literature:

Becker 1907-1950, vol. 2, p. 319.

Bénézit 1976, vol. 1, p. 359

Busse 1977, p. 48

Bénézit 1999, vol. 1, p. 609

Chr. Wright, ‘Paintings in Dutch Museums’, London 1980, p. 14.

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