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Wilhelm Kuhnert

Two Stalking Tigers

Property of a Gentleman, New York

Wilhelm Kuhnert

Wilhelm Kuhnert

Two Stalking Tigers

Two Stalking Tigers

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Wilhelm Kuhnert

German

1865 - 1926

Two Stalking Tigers


signed Wilh. Kuhnert (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 25 by 51¼ in.; 63.5 by 130.1 cm

framed: 34 by 60½ in.; 86.3 by 153.6 cm

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with The Fine Art Society, London, November 1946

Private collection, Scotland

Sale: Christie's, London, 26 November 2013, lot 73

Private collection, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Wilhelm Kuhnert is considered one of the greatest wildlife painters in art history. Kuhnert trained under the animal painter Paul Meyerheim in Berlin, where he first mastered the art of rendering animal fur, hair, and muscles. His talents were noted by his teachers, who advised him to devote himself entirely to animal painting. Enthusiastically taking their advice and in pursuit of this subject, he traveled extensively in Africa and the East, especially in Ceylon and East Africa. A keen hunter, he returned to Africa and the East year after year in the hunt for both game and subjects for his art.