Carl Spitzweg - Landscape with a Hunter

Carl Spitzweg - Landscape with a Hunter - image-1
Carl Spitzweg - Landscape with a Hunter - image-1

Carl Spitzweg

Landscape with a Hunter

Oil on panel. 21 x 14.5 cm.
Monogrammed lower left: Spitzweg in a rhombus.

Both Ronnefahrt and Wichmann titled this painting “Angler”. However, recent professional cleaning has revealed that the figure seen striding through the flat landscape of this work in the early morning light carries a gun and not, as previously thought, a fishing rod. He can thus be identified as a hunter who has found his quarry in the lone bird flying above him.
In this small work, dated to around 1860, Spitzweg proves his mastery of the depiction of light and shadow. Whilst we look at the figure of the hunter against the light, the small town in the background is brightly illuminated.
We would like to thank Detlef Rosenberger for his kind support in cataloguing this work.

Provenance

Carl und Hermann Landfried, Heidelberg. - South German private collection.

Literature

G. Roennefahrt: Carl Spitzweg. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis seiner Gemälde, Munich 1960, no. 519. - S. Wichmann: Carl Spitzweg. Verzeichnis der Werke, Stuttgart 2002, no. 726.

Lot 2540 Dα

Estimate:
40.000 € - 45.000 €

Result:
40.000 €