Dahl, Siegwald Johannes (1827 Dresden 1902). Zusammengebrochen u. … von dem Ulanen … wieder erkan(n)t, welcher aber vom Kutscher weggewiesen wird (Broken down and now recognized by the cavalryman who is sent away by the driver though)! The cavalryman at his former horse now broken down in the harness of a two-horse carriage highly loaded with stones. Depressed old and young form the front. Pen in black. Inscribed: S. Dahl (18)99 (pen), otherwise per four-liner in pencil as above. 6¾ × 8⅞ in (173 × 225 mm).
Thieme-Becker VIII, 274 f.; Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XX, 320; Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jhdts., I/1, 211 ff. – On thin cardboard. – In all parts of rich power of narration.
“ D. (son of Joh. Chr. Clausen D., already at the age of 37 honorary member of the Dresden Academy) is above all an animal painter, his Norwegian and German landscapes already technically not coming up to the excellent depictions from the life of the dogs, horses, roes, birds. In respect of loving observations these genre scenes could stand comparison with those of Edw. Landseer whose works D. had studied in London … A not to underestimating influence in this connection D. has excerted on an elder art companion, the ingenious Ferd. v. Raysky, together with whom he yearly made natural studies on the properties of their friends ”
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