Monumental hunting painting with deers in mountains on the edge of the winter forest was executed by prominent German wild animal and hunting painter Johann Christian Kröner (1838 Rinteln/Weser - 1911 Duessseldorf ). Kröner worked by his brother in his decoration workshop as an apprentice and was able to devote himself to art cince 1861. He went first to Munich, in 1862 to Düsseldorf, and was there only through self-study and frequent trips to Upper Bavaria, Thuringia and especially Westphalia to a landscape and animal painter of eminence, which (he was a hunter) was observed the hustle and bustle of the hunted game in the rest in dramatic moments, and to describe characteristics with sharp white.His landscapes are characterized by fine tuning and strong staining. Especially he is able to play the picturesque morning fog. His main field of study are the Teutoburg Forest. From his very carefully treated paintings are the most important: "Deer after the fight "(1870), " Wild sows in winter", "Stags after the rut "(1876), "Autumn Landscape with deer in the morning" (1877, Berlin National Gallery), "Through their fingers" (1879). He has also made numerous drawings and etchings of the woodcut. Kroner has the great gold medal of the exhibition in Berlin and was a member of the Berlin Academy and Royal Professor.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999
Inscription: signed and titled D. (Duesseldorf), lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame
Measurements: unframed w 41 3/4 " x h 31 7/8" (106 x 81 cm); framed w 49 5/8" x h 41" (126 x 104 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.