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Eugen Krüger, Rabbit Hunt

Krüger, Eugen (Altona/Hamburg 1832 – Düsternbrook/Kiel 1876). Rabbit Hunt with the ferret. One is catched by the assistant when leaving the earth while others are caught in nets or already laid to the bag besides the pickaxe. Meanwhile the hunter reloads. On the left the cage for the ferrets. Chalk lithograph printed with beige tone plate for Boyes & Geisler in Hamburg. (1861-62.) Inscribed: Gez. u. lith. v. E. Krüger, title in German as before. 10¼ × 12⅜ in (26.1 × 31.5 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 though not 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).

Offer no. 28,895 / EUR  340. / export price EUR  323. (c. US$ 373.) + shipping


„ vielen Dank für die Information und die Zusendung der Broschüre … Ich sammele seit Jahren Galeriewerke … Mir ist die Seltenheit des ‚Cabinet du roi‘ und auch die ensprechende Qualtät des angebotenen (fantastischen) Bandes bewußt … “

(Herr M. S., 23. Mai 2015)

 

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