Spielende Löwen. Ca. 1917-1926. Oil on canvas. Signed at bottom left. 50.5 x 90 cm (19.8 x 35.4 in). Verso of stretcher inscribed: "Wilhelm Kuhnert, Berlin. Spielende Löwen." [CB].
With a written expertise issued by Dr. Angelika Grettmann-Werner, Bremen from 8 April 2016. The work is registered in the unpublished catalog raisonné with the number 6473.
PROVENANCE: Private ownership Hamburg (family possession for ca. 50 years).
Lions in the African savanna are undisputedly the favorite motifs of Kuhnert and soon became a trademark that earned him the sobriquet "Löwen-Kuhnert". This work with a dam and cubs hidden in the grass is a remarkable example of Kuhnert's mastery in animal painting.