Oil/wood, 110 x 82,5 cm, up. le. sign. a. dat. F. Lenbch 1891. - Between 1877 and Bismarck's death in 1898 Lenbach created about 80 portraits of the Imperial Chancellor and became a friend of the family. - Provenance: Collection Walter Leisler Kiep. - One of the most important portrait painters in Germania a. Austria in the late 19th cent. He worked in Weimar, Vienna, Munich a. Rome.