Bust portrait of W.H.S. Buchholz with contemporary outfit, painted by Christoph Gutbier (named), dated 1795, delicately conducted pastel on paper with soft coloring, superbly modeled facial features and exquisite conduct of light and shadow, frame by J.W. Cronrath Measurements: pastel ca. 30x25cm, frame 38,5x34cm, The artist was born in1766 in Ohrdruf/Thuringia. He died in 1840. He studied theology in Erfurt and Jena, and worked for different schools of painting, for example Weimar, Bamber, Venedig or Halberstadt. The classicistic frame with its simple and straight lines is made from the wood of nut trees. Brass roses decorate the four raised corners