Attributed To Carl Gehrts (German, 1853-1898)

'A Hunt Of The Imagination'

Oil on canvas

51.1/4 X 47.1/4in. (130.5 X 120.5cm.) (unframed)

54.1/2 x 50.1/2in. (framed)

Condition: Oil on canvas, striplined, surface dirt and varnish discolouration. There are chips to the paint lower left (visible in the illustration), stretcher bar marks from an earlier stretcher.  Overall in good condition.  In a gilt wood frame.  

Price: £3000

AS WELL AS BEING AN ACCOMPLISHED PAINTER, CARL GEHRTS WAS A CELEBRATED BOOK ILLUSTRATOR. DWARVES, SUCH AS THE ONE IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER, APPEAR FREQUENTLY IN GEHRTS’ FAIRY TALE ILLUSTRATIONS.