Carl Suhrlandt (1828-1919)
|Artist Name||Carl Suhrlandt (1828-1919)|
|Description||A fine oil on canvas by noted listed artist Carl Suhrlandt which dates to 1884 and depicts a portrait genre scene of a dog and a cat in competition for the spoils. It is s stunning large and very well painted oil on canvas and a fine example of his work and late Victorian genre oil painting. It is a beautiful painting.
Signed lower left and dated 1884.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||32 x 24 inches|
|Frame||42 inches by 34 inches. In good condition|
|Biography||Carl Suhrlandt was born into a family of artists, the son of Rudolf Friedrich Carl Suhrlandt (1781-1862), a painter, lithographer and draughtsman, and Wilhelmina Suhrlandt, a lithographer. He was a pupil of Ary Scheffer in Paris. From 1859-1860, he worked in Copenhagen, and then moved to St. Petersburg where in 1861 he became a member of the Academy. He finally settled in Schwerin where he worked as a professor at the Art Academy. Most of his paintings depict animals with a preference for horses and dogs. He made several visits to England where he painted similar works commissioned by the aristocracy- a typical title of this work would have been “In the Kennel” (1885 oil on canvas). His work is held by the Museum in Schwerin with a piece entitled “Galileo in prison”.|