HEINRICH von ZÜGEL (1850 – 1941)
Title of artwork: "Peat cutter with team of oxen"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 33,9" or 86 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 19,7" (in) or 70 x 50 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Heinrich Johann von Zügel was a German painter who specialized in
pictures of farm and domestic animals, often posed with a human in a dramatic
or humorous situation. Beginning in 1867, Zügel was a student at the art school
in Stuttgart under Bernhard von Neher and Heinrich von Rustige, where he
studied animal and genre painting. Two years later, he transferred to the
Academy of Fine Arts Munich, but was not inspired by the teaching methods of
Karl von Piloty and decided to work independently. Afterwards, he spent some
time in Vienna and finally settled in Munich. Anton Braith became an important
mentor for him there. In the early 1880s, he was attracted to the rural scenery
in the Dachau District and began to paint outdoors, placing his subjects in a
broader landscape setting. Studies undertaken along the Dutch and Belgian
coastline in the early 1890s confirmed his attraction to Impressionism, which
he had encountered at exhibitions in Paris. From that point on, atmospheric
reflections and the play of light and shadow were his primary concerns, while
details were subordinated. This led him to become one of the founding members
of the Munich Secession.