Large winter hunting scene by famous German painter Hugo Mühlig (1854 in Dresden - 1929 in Düsseldorf). From 1881 he lived in Düsseldorf as a painter of landscapes and genre scenes.
Hugo Mühlig was the son of the Dresden landscape and genre painter Meno Mühlig (1823–1873) and a nephew of the landscape and animal painter Bernhard Mühlig (1829–1910). He learned painting first from his father, then at the Dresden Art Academy, most recently from 1877 to 1880 as a master student of Viktor Paul Mohn (1842–1911). The impressionistic character of his paintings is also due to the fact that the landscapes and scenes of harvesting farmers, hunters in winter fields or strollers to the fair are almost always bathed in bright sunlight, which allows the colors of the objects to shine particularly pure and unadulterated. With regard to the composition, his paintings are characterized by the fact that, from a slightly elevated point of view, the objects and figures in the foreground and near middle ground are particularly accentuated and usually grouped by one or two diagonals from the point of view to the left and / or right edge of the horizon become.
For the impressions he traveled regularly to Willingshausen in the Schwalm from 1883 to 1891 and became a member of the Willingshausen painters colony. In Düsseldorf he was a member of the Malkasten artists´ association from 1887 until his death in 1929 and of the secessionist Free Association of Düsseldorf Artists from 1891.
Since Hugo Mühlig was not an official academician, supported by public contracts, but a freelance painter for the art market, many of his paintings are still in private hands. Preserve exemplary works, among other things. the Neue Galerie Berlin, the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, the Neue Galerie in Kassel and the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne.
Literature : "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999.
Inscriptions: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Dimensions: unframed w 28" x h 45 1/2" (71 x 115,5 cm), framed w 37 2/3" x h 55 1/8" (95,5 x 140 cm).
Condition: very good.