Sale: 484 / Art of the 19th Century, May 24. 2019 in Munich Lot 8

Heinrich Bürkel
Ankunft auf der Alm, 1835.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 25,000 / $ 28,250
Lot description
Ankunft auf der Alm. 1835.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. 38.2 x 48.1 cm (15 x 18.9 in).

We are grateful to Mr Albrecht Krückl, Munich, who has confirmed the work's authenticity, for his kind support. The painting will be included into the addenda of the catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.

Many variants of the basic motif of an inn or a resting group of travelers can be found in the oeuvre of Bürkel (cf. Bühler / Krückl 109-122). Bürkel repeatedly executed and modified those atmospheric figure constellations that he regarded as particularly well done. In our work it is the traveler who has already arrived at the mountain pasture, cheering his approaching travel companions in the distance with a glass of wine and promising their soon arrival at the inn. Furthermore, the pipe-smoking farmer and the carriers resting in the meadow emanate an idea of midday peace, which the arriving travellers will also enjoy very soon. The white horse in the foreground makes for an atmospheric light spot, in other variations from this motif group we find light-skinned cows that fulfill the same purpose (cf. Bühler/Krückl 109-122). Another feature typical of Bürkel is the background with high mountains and a bright blue sky with towering cumulus clouds.

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