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    LUDWIG AUGUST BURCKHARDT (Swiss, 1807-1878)
    Suite of 4: Trompe l'Oeil Trophies of the Hunt (A Hare and Two Snipes Hanging on a Wall; A Goldeneye, a Teal, A Snipe and a Partridge Hanging on a Wall; A Mallard, a Teal, a Snipe, and a Partridge Hanging on a Wall; A Pheasant, a Teal, a Partridge and a Snipe Hanging on a Wall), 1865
    Oil on canvas
    Each: 74-3/8 x 47-5/8 inches (189 x 121 cm)
    Signed and dated verso: L Burckhardt. F. / 1865

    PROVENANCE:
    Private European collection;
    Private collection, New York.

    This suite of four trompe l'oeil paintings of hanging trophies of the hunt was doubtless commissioned from the noted Swiss animal painter Ludwig Burckhardt to decorate the walls of a particular den, game room, or hunting lodge. Although the original environment in which these four impressive paintings were displayed is unfortunately unknown at this writing, it would certainly have been one with high ceilings and woodwork to match the tonality of Burckhardt's still lifes.

    Ludwig Burckhardt was born in Basel and trained in Dresden, Munich, Rome and Paris. In addition to his work as an animalier and painter of trompe l'oeil still lifes, Burckhardt was a noted landscape painter. The Kunstmuseum Basel preserves examples of his work in both genres in its permanent collection.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Two of four of the paintings are framed.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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