Sale: 388 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, April 26. 2012 in Munich Lot 194

 
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert - Urwald von Bialowies


 
194
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert
Urwald von Bialowies, 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 3,250 / $ 3.867

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Urwald von Bialowies. 1916.
Oil on canvas, firmly laid down on cardboard.
Grettmann-Werner 2214. Signed, dated and inscribed 'Czernlaka [?]' lower left. Verso with inscription 'No. 234'. 37,5 x 62 cm (14,7 x 24,4 in).

The present work was influenced by a trip Kuhnert took to Bialowieza (today: Bialowieza National Park) in August and September 1916, which was also the preferred nature reserve of Nicholas II of Russia. In the Bialowieza Primaeval Forest, which was occupied by German troops at that time, the painter had the unique opportunity to study free-living wisents in nature largely untouched by humankind.

194
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert
Urwald von Bialowies, 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 3,250 / $ 3.867

(incl. 25% surcharge)