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Lot 3231 - A183 Impressionist & Modern Art - Friday, 08. December 2017, 04.00 PM


(Berlin 1869–1959 New York City)
Head of a moose.
Oil on canvas board.
Signed lower right: C. Rungius.
22 x 30 cm.

Provenance: Private property, Switzerland.

From 1884 to 1896, German-born Carl Rungius took hunting trips to Maine and Canada. He was so impressed by the wilderness that he decided to henceforth capture it in paint and no longer return to the "old continent". His main motif, and thus the most important subject of his work, is the elk. He is often regarded as the most important "American wildlife painter".

"Carl Rungius is widely acknowledged as the premiere painter of North American wildlife; he is an icon in the field with a body of work that few others have approached in terms of quality, quantity, and influence." Harris Duncan et al., Wildlife in American Art, Oklahoma/Wyoming 2009, p. 145.

CHF 18 000 / 24 000 | (€ 18 560 / 24 740)

Sold for CHF 22 100 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.