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Adolf Meissner, Woodcutter in the Snow, 19th Century Oil Painting
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A charming 19th Century study of a woodcutter in the snow by German painter, Adolf Meissner (1837-1902). He created this in advance of a larger work ‘Shepherd with herd and woodcutter in a snowy landscape'. It depicts an elderly lady resting while carrying a weighty collection of sticks on her back. She’s extending her right arm as if she’s calling out to someone for assistance. In the larger piece, a shepherd has stopped by her and she’s reaching up for refreshments. He offers her a drink as his flock attempt to graze through the snow underfoot. Meissner trained at the Dresden Art Academy under Robert Kummer and Ludwig Richter. He was known for his wintery pastoral landscapes and often visited Switzerland for inspiration. His works are highly regarded and he’s represented at several museums and international galleries. In 1902, some of his well-known paintings were shown at the Munich Glass Palace. The study is housed within a suitable wooden frame and signed in the lower right. Medium: Oil on board Overall size: 15½” x 19” / 40cm x 49cm Year of creation: c. 1870 Provenance: Germany Artist’s auction highlight: £15,866 achieved for ‘Das Neugeborene’ (118cm x 64cm) in 1994.
Brave Fine Art has clarified that the Adolf Meissner, Woodcutter in the Snow, 19th Century Oil Painting (LA223274) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1870
Very presentable. Frame with some age-related wear.
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