Masterfully dog family painting (setters ?) was executed in 1870s-1880s by most renown Austrian and one of the leading worldwide animalist painters Carl Reichert (1836 Vienna - 1918 Graz). His works situated in the best animalistic collections around of the world. He was a son of painter Heinrich Reichert and brother of Prague theater painter Heinrich Reichert. Studied at the Drawing Academy in Graz by J.Tunner and E.C. Moser, later by J.Kuwasseg. From 1866 till 1876 he lived in Munich and Rome. Here he worked with Anton Romako and Johann Passini. From 1869 to 1910 he lived in Vienna , where were created his best dogs and cats genre paintings, which broken him world glory.. Since 1874 - the member of Viennese Artist Union "Künstlerhaus".
Other works by C.Reichert see under item numbers : 928; 940; 964; 1043; 2338, 3027.
Provenance: renown private collection in Austria.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler ", Vienna, 1975; "Dog painting. A history of the dog in art" by William Secord,England, 2009; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed lower left, on the reverse - old seal of previous noble estate.
Technique: oil on canvas, splendid original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 19 1/8 " x h 14 1/2 " ( 48,5 x 37 cm ) , framed 27 1/4" x 22 5/8" ( 69 x 57,5 cm ).
Condition : very good, original canvas.