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19th Landscape Cattle Resting By Heinrich Harder 1858-1935 Oil Portrait Painting Of A Bull


£2,650 | $3,374 USD | €3,023 EUR
Item Number: SA1020530
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
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[Rare Opportunity To Acquire This Artists Work]
Heinrich Harder was born in Putzar, Pomerania, the son of a farmer. From 1874 to 1876, he studied at the Royal Art School in Berlin, followed by tutoring by Martin Gropius and later (1890-1892) with Eugen Bracht at the Royal Art School (Königlichen akademischen Hochschule für die Bildenden Künste) in the same city.
After his studies, he settled in Steglitz, where he lived until the end of his life. He shared a workshop in the Berlin suburb, on Lutherstraße 10, with the decorative artist Hans Hartmann.In addition, Harder taught from 1906 to 1923, and from 1913 as an art professor, at the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts (now the Berlin University of the Arts).
As a landscape painter, Harder exhibited paintings inspired by the scenery of Lüneburg (like his mentor Bracht), Mecklenburg, the Harz mountains, Sweden and Switzerland, at the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung in 1891.He was also active as a decorative artist and worked for advertisement companies.
In 1900, Harder prepared 60 lithographs for the series Tiere der Urwelt ("Animals of the Primeval World") by the Hamburg cocoa and chocolate manufacturer Theodor Reichardt, depicting dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, and primeval mammals
In 1913, Harder designed a series of reliefs and mosaics on the two façades of the newly built aquarium of the Berlin Zoo, on the Budapester Straße and inside the zoo itself. They show prehistoric creatures, such as dinosaurs, fossil invertebrates, extinct reptiles, and extinct mammals. He also helped create a large statue of an Iguanodon on the zoo side of the aquarium building, together with the sculptor Otto Markert.
When the destroyed aquarium was rebuilt after the Second World War, Harder's badly damaged pictures could not initially be restored due to lack of funds. In 1977, 14 original designs were rediscovered, which served as a template for the restoration of the murals in 1978.
Harder died in 1935, at the age of 76. He is buried in the Steglitz cemetery.
A stunning quality large landscape oil paintings on canvas of Cattle Resting by shallow waters.
The Bull standing in the centre on higher ground looking dominant and very noticeable.
Beautifully rendered with good detail and rich colours capturing the surrounding countryside to provide scale and atmosphere.
The frame is a later example, a fabulous swept design finished in antique gold and has amazing moulded plasterwork providing great detail in the escalloped corner design.
Height : 26 Inches
Width : 31 Inches
Relined and restored in the past to a good standard and ready to grace the walls.
Frame is in good order throughout.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 66 cm (26.0")
Width = 79 cm (31.1")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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