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    Wilhelm Hans Burger-Willing (Germany, 1882-1966)

    Peasant Man and Woman
    Circa 1920-1940
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower left W.H. Burger-Willing
    78 x 52 inches (198.1 x 132.1 cm)

    Wilhelm Hans Burger-Willing studied at the Academy at Dusseldorf and became well known for his figures of country living -- the people, animals and landscapes. In Peasant Man and Woman Burger-Willing captures the essence of this common country couple returning from the fields after a hard day's work. They gaze to their right as if to shy away from the artist's eye, the man looks out somewhat downward perhaps with a tired or dejected demeanor with his rake over his shoulder and carrying a jug. The woman is in typical peasant dress with her wooden shoes, and her head in a scarf against the wind.

    Burger-Willing's work has been exhibited widely, especially after he completed this work around 1930. His subtle use of color and almost Impressionist manner have made him very poplar among collectors and museums.

    The work is nicely framed in a gilt frame that enhances the painting which is over 6 feet in height, an impressive work of art from an accomplished German artist.

    Provenance:
    Milwaukee Gallery (1983)


    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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