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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Wilhelm Kuhnert
GERMAN
THIRST
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Wilhelm Kuhnert
GERMAN
THIRST
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Wilhelm Kuhnert
1865 - 1926
GERMAN
THIRST
signed and dated Wilh. Kuhnert 1917 lower left
oil on canvas
50 by 65cm., 19 by 25½in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr Angelika Grettmann-Werner who will be including this work in the Kuhnert catalogue raisonné as no. 3388.

Catalogue Note

Following the example of Germany’s celebrated animal painter Richard Friese, who advocated the study of wild animals in their native habitats, Wilhelm Kuhnert first travelled to East Africa in 1891. The demand for his impressive depictions of African wildlife led Kuhnert to return to the German and English colonial territories of East and South Africa on safari in 1905 and 1911-12. Of all of Kuhnert’s animal subjects, lions were a particular favorite and his deep connection with the animal earned him the nickname 'Lion-Kuhnert'.

19th Century European Paintings

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