Hans Thoma - On the Banks of the River Main near the Gerbermühle

Hans Thoma - On the Banks of the River Main near the Gerbermühle - image-1
Hans Thoma - On the Banks of the River Main near the Gerbermühle - image-1

Hans Thoma

On the Banks of the River Main near the Gerbermühle

Oil on card. 74 x 95 cm.
Monogrammed and dated lower right: HTH (joined) 89.

The landscape surroundings of the Gerbermühle near Frankfurt inspired Hans Thoma to several works in the 1890s. The two peculiar trees in the foreground of this work can be found in several other paintings by the artist, including “In the Sunshine”, “Summer Loneliness” and “Loneliness” (see illus. in: Thode op. cit., p. 323, 452 & 464). Thoma populates his flat Main river landscapes with diverse figures and fauna: In the present work, we see a man on horseback on the opposite side of the river and a lively flock of geese in the foreground. The composition is characterised by the strongly accentuated horizontal and vertical elements, as well as the distant horizon and tastefully arranged cloud formations inspired by 17th century Dutch landscape painting.

Provenance

Carl Reininghaus, Graz. - In German family ownership since ca. 1930. - Sotheby's, London, 18.5.2011, lot 25. - Private collection, Europe.

Lot 1550 Dα

Estimate:
30.000 € - 40.000 €

Result:
39.680 €