Monumental hunting painting " The loser and the winner": in the foreground figure of flying steg, in the background the roaring winner with his pack.The author Karl Ritter von Dombrowski, also Carl von Dombrowski, (1872 at Castle Ullitz (Úlice) in Bohemia) - 1951 Obermenzing, Germany) was renowned German animal and hunting painter.
Karl von Dombrowski was the son of the landowner Raoul von Dombrowski Paprosz and Kruszwice  (1833-1896), who also wrote stories from the hunter´s milieu.Dombrowski studied at the art academies in Vienna and Munich and was resident since 1919 in Munich. His works appeared as woodcut reproductions in the popular magazine " Gartenlaube". Karl Ritter von Dombrowski was married in her second marriage with Käthe Olshausen-Schönberger. He was the brother of Ernst Ritter von Dombrowski (1862-1917) and Robert Ritter von Dombrowski (1869-1932).
WORKS: Münchener Bilderbogen 47, 1894, No. 1110 "Wanderings of the Animals" (Illustrated by Carl von Dombrowski, 1892) From the Hohen Weidwerk. Instructions for the grazing practice of stalking on high game. Represented on the basis of own experiences. With 23 text illustrations and 13 panels. Berlin: P. Parey, 1925Quartet "Animals". J.W. Spear and Sons, Nuremberg 1934.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; Prof.H.Fuchs "Austrian Painters ", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed and dated 1911 lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 55 12" x h 39 3/4" (141 x 101 cm); framed w 65 1/3" x h 49 5/8" (166 x 126 cm)
Condition: in very good condition