Carl Suhrlandt (1828-1919)
|Artist Name||Carl Suhrlandt (1828-1919)|
|Title||Portrait of a Cat and Dog|
|Description||This superb Victorian animal portrait oil painting is by noted listed artist Carl Suhrlandt. Painted in 1884 it is a lovely portrait of a cat and dog in a living room at supper time. The detail of the interior is all at animal eye level - the carpet, corner of the fire place and newspaper hanging over the chair. 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 and one of our favourites. The colours and brushwork are superb and the painting is beautifully finished off in a gorgeous frame.
Signed lower left and dated 1884.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||32 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a beautiful ebonised patterned frame with gilt slip, 42 inches by 34 inches framed and 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”.|