Sale: 532 / 19th Century Art, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 368

 

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Heinrich Bürkel
Rauferei vor dem Wirtshaus, Um 1853/56.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 23,000 / $ 21,620
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Rauferei vor dem Wirtshaus. Um 1853/56.
Oil on canvas.
Bühler/Krückl 165. Signed in lower left. 38.5 x 47 cm (15.1 x 18.5 in).

PROVENANCE: German private collection.
German private collection (acquired in 2013)


LITERATURE: Hugo Helbing, Munich, auction on June 6, 1934, cat. no. 7 (with illu.).
Cf. Luigi von Bürkel, Heinrich Bürkel. 1802-1869. Ein Malerleben der Biedermeierzeit, Municn 1940, no. 555.
Dorotheum, Vienna, auction on April 16, 2013, lot 98 (with illu.).

"Excellent real life and great sense of humor. The whole picture moves in color in a most intimate fusion. The action also fills the whole work and is mirrored in all parts, which is so rare."

Adalbert Stifter, friend and admirere of Bürkel, on a variant of "Rauferei" in 1857, quoted from Luigi von Bürkel, Heinrich Bürkel. 1802-1869. Ein Malerleben der Biedermeierzeit, Munich 1940, p. 116.

Heinrich Bürkel is considered one of the best-known Munich landscape and genre painters of the Biedermeier era. His depictions of farmers, hunters, robbers and beggars, most of whom he placed in impressive Alpine landscapes, became more and more technically adept after his trip to Italy in 1830-32. In the finest glaze painting, he succeeded in capturing the clear light phenomena of the mountains and created a synthesis between spatial and colorist effects. One of his most popular motifs is that of the roadhouse brawl, in which he attains a harmonious connection between the imposing landscape and the clearly present figure, often with a great love of detail. The extremely popular motif recurs in the artist's oeuvre over the years and is also part of a larger group of works. Bürkel repeated the basic motif of the "tavern in the mountains" many times, but he always combined it with new depictions of hunting parties and festivities, shooting competitions, blacksmiths, scenes of resting people, horse feeding and the very popular humorous-anecdotal motif of the pub brawl. In the tradition of travel pictures and the bambocciata, he found a large number of buyers. He found inspiration for his mix of landscape and genre in the works of Dutch masters, on which the self-taught Bürkel based his paintings. He paired the their fine painterly precision with realistic accuracy. In 1834, King Ludwig I noticed him and bought a small painting from the Munich Kunstverein. This marked Bürkel’s social breakthrough and over the following years he found numerous buyers in the European nobility, as well as buyers in North America. [KT]



368
Heinrich Bürkel
Rauferei vor dem Wirtshaus, Um 1853/56.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 23,000 / $ 21,620
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