Nov 23, 2021 - Sale 2589

Sale 2589 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

GUSTAV JAHN (1879-1919)

HOHE TAUERN. Circa 1900.

43 1/2x30 inches, 110 1/2x76 1/4 cm. K.K. Hof, Vienna.
Condition B: repaired tears at edges, some into image; replaced losses, slight foxing and small replaced losses in margins.

Gustav Jahn was a painter and poster designer as well as an avid mountaineer. Born and raised in Vienna, he was a star pupil at the Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to his paintings, he also designed more than two dozen posters for the Austrian State Railway. For many years, he provided illustrations for the catalogues of the Viennese sporting goods store Mitzi Langer, and many of his images of skiers and mountaineers graced their covers. Twelve of Jahn's large alpine landscape paintings were used to decorate the interior of the Austrian Government Building at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. He died in a mountaineering accident on August 17, 1919. Many of Jahn's posters are difficult to date and we are only able to do so approximately via the train timetables.