Image of Baron Victor Adolf de Dirsztay from ref 342

He was a writer, a patient of Sigmund Freud and was painted by his friend Oskar Kokoschka. He appears in the Dirsztay Family Tree ref 31, which is summarized here showing Barrow and Lousada links.

Kokoschka's thoughts are revealing and come from ref 343: 'Kokoschka wished to create paintings that would reveal the true character of his sitters in a glance. For example, in his autobiography, Kokoschka described the “complicated character” and emotional turmoil of his sitter in the portrait Baron Viktor Von Dirsztay. Kokoschka believed that Von Dirsztay felt disgust for his Hungarian family and their tasteless nouveau riche manners. Kokoschka believed this shame manifested itself in a skin disease “that even Freud could not heal him [of],” which caused Von Dirsztay to constantly itch his skin. Playing the role of an amateur psychoanalyst, Kokoschka believed Von Dirsztay suffered from grand, romantic fantasies (Weltschmertz) and saw his character as being similar to a melodramatic clown, trapped in his role. In his portrait of Von Dirsztay, Kokoschka portrayed him as desperately trying to maintain the appearance of a grand and aristocratic figure through his florid, theatrical hand gestures. Kokoschka selected a color palette of dark blues, whites, and blacks in painting Von Dirsztay. The whiteness of the diseased skin of Von Dirsztay’s hands and face looks like heavy stage make-up, and the flowing blue and grey backdrop of the painting contrasts against the pale skin and dark suit of the portrait. The pensive face of Von Dirsztay shows that much of the grand figure he cut was an act. Twenty-four years after the portrait was finished, Von Dirsztay committed suicide.'