Winterliches Dorf. Um 1845. Oil on panel. Bühler/Krückl 654. Signed in lower left. 25.6 x 35.4 cm (10 x 13.9 in).
We are grateful to Mr Albrecht Krückl for his kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Collection Mrs privy councillor Julia Lanz, Mannheim. Estate privy councillor Lanz, Mannheim: Art and Auctions Jacob Hecht, Berlin, auction on May 14, 1928, lot 296 ("Winterlandschaft", with illu. n plate 29). Auction house Ruef, Munich, auction on November 14, 1984, lot 1261 (with illu.). Neumeister Auctions, Munich, auction on June 25, 1997, lot 702 (with color illu.). Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from aforementioned).
"It is a genre [winter landscapes] of which I have not shown any works in Hanover and in which I have been able to establish quite a reputation in Munich. This year's winter offered a great variety of motifs, so that I could not resist exploring the field to the fullest. I needed, of course very warm fingers and feet and I am grateful to my robust nature, which allowed me to bear being out in the snow much longer than others have the patience to paint plein-air in summer." Heinrich Bürkel in a letter from January 20, 1836, in: Luigi von Bürkel, Heinrich Bürkel 1802-1869. Ein Malerleben der Biedermeierzeit, Munich 1940, üp. 62.