Krüger, Eugen (Altona/Hamburg 1832 – Düsternbrook/Kiel 1876). Badger Hunt with badger finder. In a slightly misty moonlit night the latter holds a badger at bay, the three huntsmen with lantern still approaching. Chalk lithograph printed with olive-green tone plate for Boyes & Geisler in Hamburg. (1861-62.) Inscribed: Gez. u. lith. v. E. Krüger, title in German as before. 10⅜ × 12¼ in (26.3 × 31.1 cm).
From the first edition of the 22 sheet set incl. title (The Hunt drawn and lithographed) (Souhart 275; Rump 40). – With the printer’s address “(Printed by lith. Inst. of Chs. Fuchs, Hambg.)”.
Not in Schwerdt! – Thieme-Becker XXI, 593 + Boetticher I/2, 808 f., each with the second edition only published in 1867 as (Game and Forest) by O. Meissner in Hamburg. – On light cardboard. – On the back foxing, on front mainly in the white margin and hardly affecting the image.
On occasion of the new edition of 1867 honoured
with the Prussian Medal for the Arts
the painterly suite as a whole – and all the more in its largely unknown original edition which was spread over 7 issues – is
of outmost rarity.
Krüger, “landscape and animal painter, also lithographer … learned lithography in Altona and in Vienna, before he turned to landscape painting … settled (after travels and studies in Dusseldorf) in Hamburg where he started his album on hunting ‘Game and Forest’, that, completed in 1867 (new edition! see above), was honoured with the Prussian Medal of the Arts”. His travels led him throughout Europe, his early death caused his work being small and thus desired. “An ‘Eugen Krüger (Memorial) Exhibition’ with works mostly in private collections … took place in Hamburg in early 1877” (Boetticher).
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