Johan Anton Bech
(b. Copenhagen 1797, d. s.p. 1825)
Portrait of master tailor Johan Jacob Schlegel (1755–1840). Signed and dated J. A. Bech 1822. Inscribed by the artist in Danish “in the age of 68 years.” Oil on canvas. Oval. 50×39 cm.
Johan Anton Bech was a pupil of C. W. Eckersberg, but works from his hand are relatively rare. However, this portrait is mentioned in the Danish Weilbach Artist Encyclopedia.