Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
49 1/4x35 1/4 inches, 125x89 1/2 cm. Vereinigte Druckereien & Kunstanstalten, Munich.
Condition B: restored losses in margins; repaired tears, extensive creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; water staining in bottom margin; repaired pin holes in margins. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Hohlwein was a member of the Bavarian bourgeoisie; he loved animals, horseback riding, hunting, sport, smoking and drinking beer. These personal pursuits helped him connect with the imagery he created for his clientele, and indeed it was the Hermann Scherrer posters, combining so many of his passions, "which heralded the triumphal course of the new star" (Frenzel p. 57). In this outdoor scene, a hunter is returning home through the snow with a brace of ducks. He is comfortable in his boots, jacket, breeches and cap all supplied by Hermann Scherrer. The intimation of a path, twilight and cold are all accomplished with the artistic handling of the striated lavender background and the icy gray border. Hohlwein has fashioned the image by placing the colors on the page without the use of any outlining. It is a bold, simple and effective image. DFP-III 1329, Hohlwein / Stuttgart 2, Frenzel 3.