Masterful portraits of two dogs : king poodle and english bulldoge - "sanguine and choleric persons" (so originally titled by the artist in german under images ) was created in the 19 century by most renown austrian animalist painter Carl Reichert (1836 Vienna - 1918 Graz). His works are 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. Since 1874 - Member of Vienna Artist Union "Künstlerhaus".
Other works by C.Reichert see under item numbers : 928; 940; 1043; 2338, 3027; 3259.
Inscription: signed vertical in the lower part left, under images originally titled by the artist in German : "sanquine and choleric persons
Technique: oil on wood panel , original period gold-plated frame
Measurements: unframed w 9 1/2" x h 6 " ( 24 x 15 cm ) , framed 16 1/8" x 12 2/3" ( 41 x 32 cm )
Condition : very good