“ … they  even  surpass  those  in  color  charm ”

and  from  wherever  you  look ,

its  eyes  go  with  you

so  that  its  eyes  “ seem  to  be  movable ”

Dahl, Siegwald Johannes (1827 Dresden 1902). Roebuck in Winter Forest. Oil on panel. Inscribed: Siegwald Dahl 1880 (below right) + Siegwald Dahl, Dresden Blasewitzer Str. 1. (verso above). 21½ × 25 in (54.5 × 63.5 cm). Under 12 cm wide heavy, most richly ornamented contemp. gilt frame.

Siegwald Johannes Dahl, Roebuck in Winter Forest


Dresden, Kunstverein, 1880

(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)

Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg

January 13 – March 3, 2013


Catalog Book Fine Hunting Bag …

Pages 80, 81 (full-page color illustration) + 147

Thieme-Becker VIII, 274 f.

Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XX, 320

Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jhdts.,

Dahl, 49 ( “Roebuck in the Winter” )

The  atmospheric  picture  contemporarily  (1891)  documented  by  literature ,

donated by Dahl 1882 for the raffle of the Albert Society (Red Cross) founded in 1867 by Carola von Sachsen, wife of the Saxon king Albert von Wettin (1833-1907, daughter of the Austrian field-marshal prince Gustav Adolf von Wasa & the princess Luise von Baden), first of all especially for the wounded of the 1866 war.

Already at the age of 37 honorary member of the Dresden Academy, Dahl was pupil of his father, Johann Christian Clausen Dahl, the animal painter Joh. Frdr. Wilhelm Wegener, and 1843/45 of the Dresden Academy. “In 1851 he visited London attracted by Edwin Landseer, repeatedly Paris and especially Norway, the native country of the father, what stimulated himself to several compositions, too” (Boetticher 1891).

“ D. 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 .

These genre scenes could stand comparison with those of Edwin Landseer in respect of the loving observations …

they  even  surpass  those  in  color  charm .

A not to be underestimated influence in this connection D. has excerted on an elder art companion, the ingenious Ferd. v. Raysky, with whom he annually made natural studies on the properties of their friends ”

(Ernst Sigismund 1913 in Thieme-Becker).

Yet  the  eyes  of  the  buck  here

fasten to any of your view-point just as the subtle look of publicity from the advertising pillar, making its scent sheer tangibly, helping your still hunt to a rare top form of event. An  early  skill  of  special  grade  symbolizing “the all seeing eye of God”, as already in 1453 delivered by Nikolaus Cusanus and, only for example, documented by the “Face of an Archer on the Great Market in Nuremberg” and the first picture of the Trajan and Herkinbald Cycle by Rogier van der Weyden of c. 1440 as especially admired by him, but handed down yet only by the contemporary gobelins in Bern, on which the eyes of a presumably self-portrait of the artist “seem  to  look  at  the  visitor  wherever  he  may  move” (Dirk De Vos, Rogier van der Weyden, Munich 1999, pp. 66 & 58).

The high-grade panel with the mark of quality “Tachet brevete à Paris” pieced on by Dahl 4.5 cm all-round as not unusual

as  mark  of  creative  progress  during  the  work

and outspokenly exemplarily known of Rubens. So then also inscribed on the lower/upper separate part only. However with the geared consequence of formation of cracks in the seams, visible also on the image-side, as a result of the working wood. Other fine cracks in the lower part of the flowsheet itself unobtrusively on the surface. The state of the painting decidedly good, the yellowed old varnish took away under partly recess of the signature.

Offer no. 14,555 / price on application

Where the dominance of the contemporary frame

is not welcome as disturbing the ambience alternatively

in timeless craft wood-frame worked in three parts after type of the firm in imitation of a self-produced one of an expressionist per

Offer no. 14,555a / price on application

„ herzlichen Dank für die rasche und ausführliche Behandlung meiner Anfrage. Ich bestelle hiermit beide o. a. Gebote … bin ich auch mit Vorauszahlung einverstanden “

(Frau R. R., 20. November 2002)