The Smoker: Portrait of Alfred Hess of Erfurt

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Portrait of the art collector and businessman Alfred Hess (1879–1931). He is seated, dressed in a blue suit, smoking a large meerschaum pipe.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery



The Smoker: Portrait of Alfred Hess of Erfurt




watercolour & ink on paper


H 41.5 x W 32 cm

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purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the ACE/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the City of Leicester Museums Trust, 2016

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