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Eugen Krüger, Fox Lodge

Krüger, Eugen (Altona/Hamburg 1832 – Düsternbrook/Kiel 1876). Fox Lodge. Winter scenery in a full moon. On the clearing a dead horse at which the fox is caught by the fire from the hut. A second one tries to get out of harm’s way. 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. 9⅞ × 12⅝ in (25.1 × 32 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 Winckelmann & Sons in Berlin)”.

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 slightly foxing, on front though affecting the white margin minimally only.

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).

Offer no. 28,894 / EUR  340. / export price EUR  323. (c. US$ 373.) + shipping


“ It came!  My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as  far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”

(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)

 

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