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Lot 1526: EMIL HÜNTEN, A SKIRMISH BETWEEN PRUSSIAN INFANTRY AND COSACKS IN THE BATTLE OF ZORNDORF 1758, oil on canvas, 78.5 x 110.5 cmPlatinum House
November 17, 2012
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Theodor Fontane elaborated on the work of Emil Hünten, one of the most important German painters of battle scenes, at the Berlin Academy Exhibition of 1862, stating that: "The scenery is painterly: a creek dividing a grain field, right and left quietly rising and dotted with red poppies everywhere, here and there becoming the stage for an unequal fight. To the left, Russian grenadiers, partly hidden by trees, to the right, tribes of Asian prairie riders in colourful costumes, bearing bows and arrows and well-filled quivers on their backs. The picture as a genre object displays much study and accuracy through which it elevates itself into a higher category of skill."
VAT: Margin Scheme
Provenance: >>> Formerly in the collection of the Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinand Goetz, Frankfurt/ Main (verso on the stretcher a label).
Dimensions: 78.5 x 110.5 cm
Artist or Maker: EMIL HÜNTEN
Exhibited: A SKIRMISH BETWEEN PRUSSIAN INFANTRY AND COSACKS IN THE BATTLE OF ZORNDORF 1758
Literature: Berliner Akademie-Ausstellung, 1862.
Medium: oil on canvas