Oil on canvas, 56.5 x 42 cm (detail), 1929, signed “Esser 29”.
Full name: Franz Joseph Esser
Painter, draughtsman, commercial artist and caricaturist
The painter and draughtsman, a descendant from a lower class family, started in his youth on experiments with oil-painting.
From 1910 to 1913 he studied history of art, and – although he occasionally took drawing courses at the academy – may in essence be regarded as self-taught person.