Albert Arnz (German, 1832-1914)

  • £2,450.00

Albert Arnz (German, 1832-1914)

A Shepherd with Sheep in a River Landscape

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed and dated '1868' lower right.
  • Similar listed to $55,659.00 USD at auction.
  • Painting - 32cm x 45cm
  • Frame - 60cm x 72cm 

Lot Notes

A superb example of the work of German landscape painter Albert Arnz depicting a shepherd with his flock in a river landscape with a further figure seated beneath a parasol beyond.  Signed and dated lower left.

Condition

In very fine condition.  Professionally lined and conserved in the last few decades.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

Albert Arnz was a German landscape painter of the Düsseldorf school.  Albert Arnz was the son of Maria Catharina Carolina and Heinrich Arnz (1785–1854), a well-known bookseller and printer (he owned Arnz & Comp.). He studied painting from 1854 to 1860 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, there two of his teachers were Andreas and Oswald Achenbach. The latter married Arnz's sister Julie (born 1827), and with him he traveled to Italy a number of times. Another brother in law, the husband of his sister Marie Anna Fernandine (born 1829), was the Düsseldorfer painter Albert Flamm. Yet another brother in law, husband of Arnz's oldest sister Marie (born 1825), was the historical painter Joseph Fay. Arnz's brother August (born 1813) was the manager of the Arnz & Comp. location in Leiden until his death in 1846; his brother Carl (born 1821) was likewise a location manager for the company, while his brother Otto (born 1823) became a landscape painter like Albert, but oriented more toward realism. Finally, Friedrich (born 1826) married Antonetta Josepha, the sister of Düsseldorfer portrait and genre painter Philipp Schmitz (1824–1887), in 1851. Combined driver Benno von Achenbach and naval engineer Oswald Flamm were nephews of Arnz.  Arnz was a member of the art society Malkasten and participated in their tableaux vivants beginning in 1875. He lived at Schadowstraße 52, the location where in 1900 the Jugendstil-styled Ibach-Haus was built.