A Hundred Years Independent Norway
congratulation from Germany
and thankful remembrance
for decades of work in Dresden
by “till today greatest landscapist of Norway”,
Johann Christian Clausen Dahl
(Bergen 1788 – Dresden 1857, 1934 put into another grave to Bergen),
Works by the Animal Painter Siegwald Johannes Dahl
(1827 Dresden 1902)
the son from the marriage with Emilie von Block, the daughter of the former custodian of the Green Vault, who dies at his birth. 1847 joint travel of father + son to Paris “to introduce (the latter) into the artist world”. 1850 this paints the father in full figure (Museum Bergen), an etched portrait follows 1854.
(Thieme-Becker VIII, 1913, 270 ff. + 274 f.)
Roebuck in the Winter Forest
Oil on panel. Inscribed: Siegwald Dahl 1880 (below right) + Siegwald Dahl, Dresden Blasewitzer Str. 1. (verso above). 21½ × 25 in (54.5 × 63.5 cm). Under 12 cm wide heavy, most richly ornamented contemp. gilt frame.
Dresden, Kunstverein, 1880
(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)
Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg
January 13 – March 3, 2013
Catalog Book Fine Hunting Bag …
Pages 80, 81 (full-page color illustration) + 147
Thieme-Becker VIII, 274 f.
Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XX, 320
Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jhdts.,
Dahl, 49 ( “Roebuck in the Winter” )
The atmospheric picture contemporarily (1891) documented by literature ,
donated by Dahl 1882 for the raffle of the Albert Society (Red Cross) founded in 1867 by Carola von Sachsen, wife of the Saxon king Albert von Wettin (1833-1907, daughter of the Austrian field-marshal prince Gustav Adolf von Wasa & the princess Luise von Baden), first of all especially for the wounded of the 1866 war.
Already at the age of 37 honorary member of the Dresden Academy, was pupil of his father, Johann Christian Clausen Dahl, the animal painter Joh. Frdr. Wilhelm Wegener, and 1843/45 of the Dresden Academy. „In 1851 he visited London attracted by Edwin Landseer, repeatedly Paris and especially Norway, the native country of the father, what stimulated himself to several compositions, too“ (Boetticher 1891).
„ D. is above all an animal painter, his Norwegian and German landscapes already technically not coming up to the
excellent depictions from the life of the dogs , horses , roes , birds .
These genre scenes could stand comparison with those of Edwin Landseer in respect of the loving observations …
they even surpass those in color charm .
A not to be underestimated influence in this connection D. has excerted on an elder art companion, the ingenious Ferd. v. Rayski, with whom he annually made natural studies on the properties of their friends “
(Ernst Sigismund 1913 in Thieme-Becker).
Yet the eyes of the buck here
fasten to any of your view-point just as the subtle look of publicity from the advertising pillar (established in Berlin in 1855 by Mr. Litfass assisted by the circus director Renz), making its scent sheer tangibly, helping your still hunt to a rare top form of event.
The high-grade panel with the mark of quality „Tachet brevete à Paris“ pieced on by Dahl 4.5 cm all-round as not unusual
as mark of creative progress during the work
and outspokenly exemplarily known of Rubens. So then also inscribed on the lower/upper separate part only. However with the geared consequence of formation of cracks in the seams, visible also on the image-side, as a result of the working wood. Other fine cracks in the lower part of the flowsheet itself unobtrusively on the surface. The state of the painting decidedly good, the yellowed old varnish took away under partly recess of the signature.
Offer no. 14,555 / price on application
Where the dominance of the contemporary frame
is not welcome as disturbing the ambience alternatively
in timeless craft wood-frame worked in three parts after type of the firm in imitation of a self-produced one of an expressionist per
Offer no. 14,555a / price on application
Put to the Carriage
Young one-horse lively stepping out in slightly outlined landscape with brushwood (?) on the carriage and the Pomeranian first. Pen in black. Inscribed: S. Dahl (18)99 (pen), otherwise in German in pencil as in heading. 7 × 9 in (179 × 228 mm).
On thin cardboard. – Thieme-Becker’s estimate of his portrait drawings
„ drawings of partly extraordinary delicacy “
corresponds with the present one and following ones, too.
Offer no. 14,556 / EUR 345. / export price EUR 328. (c. US$ 379.) + shipping
Accompanies the Mother at Work
Foal left-sided to the mare, harnessed alone to a two-horse milk-float, both in lively run and the Pomeranian on the box. Pen in black. Inscribed: S. Dahl (18)99 (pen), otherwise in German in pencil as in heading. 7⅛ × 9⅛ in (182 × 232 mm).
On very thin paper mounted on thin cardboard, of which the left white lower edge has loosened.
Offer no. 14,557 / EUR 370. / export price EUR 352. (c. US$ 407.) + shipping
The cavalryman at his former horse now broken down in the harness of a two-horse carriage highly loaded with stones. Depressed old and young form the front. Pen in black. Inscribed: S. Dahl (18)99 (pen), otherwise per four-liner in German in pencil: Broken down and now recognized by the cavalryman who is sent away by the driver though! 6¾ × 8⅞ in (173 × 225 mm).
On thin cardboard. – In all parts of rich power of narration.
Offer no. 14,558 / EUR 378. / export price EUR 359. (c. US$ 415.) + shipping
Can no more lie down!
Two horses in the stable, the left of them cannot lie down anymore like the other. Beyond a ledge occupied by poultry a staircase leads to the heyloft. Brush with wash in black. Inscribed: S. Dahl (18)99 (brush), otherwise in pencil in German as in heading. 6⅞ × 8⅞ in (175 × 225 mm). – On thin cardboard. – Warmly felt sujet.
Offer no. 14,559 / EUR 370. / export price EUR 352. (c. US$ 407.) + shipping
„ Heute konnte ich Ihre Sendung mit dem Blatt von Ridinger … entgegennehmen. Herzlichen Dank. Es ist ein schönes Exemplar. Ich werde es klassisch rahmen lassen … Ob ich mich davon schon zur Eröffnung des … Museums trennen möchte, oder es erst nach meinem Hinscheiden den Weg dorthin finden wird, ist noch nicht bestimmt. (Es sind ja da noch die anderen  Blätter, welche ich zuvor [anderwärts] erstanden hatte …). Vorerst werde ich mit Freude den Anblick geniessen und verbleibe mit besten Grüssen … “
(Frau E. S., 2. September 2016)