EMIL VOLKERS Original Oil/Wood Horse Portrait Circa 1900
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This is a classic example of Emil Volkers equine portraiture that was his specialty. This dark bay horse is saddled up in a stable with a cropped tail and bucket. Signed E. Volkers in the corner, with faint date of 1900. The brass plaque indicates, in German, that this piece was awarded as a first place prize in a dressage competition put forth by the Weisbaden Daily Newspaper in 1968.
About the Artist:
Emil Volkers (1831-1905) was a very acclaimed German portraitist of the 19th century who specialized in equine oil paintings. He developed relationships with international elite, becoming the court painter for Prince Charles of Romania and German Emperor Wilhelm I. From studying at Dresden Academy of Art and continuing to refine his skills in a professional capacity thereafter, he was able to perfectly capture the proportions and characteristics of horses.
Good condition, light wearing and aging.
14"W x 10.5"H