APRIL 2024 AUCTION,

LOT 256

Wilhelm Kuhnert

1865-1926

In the Jungle – Tigers

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 14 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches

ESTIMATE: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00

Signed and dated lower left

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 23 x 33 inches

Additional Information

Provenance:
The Fine Art Society, London, May 1911
Winston Guest, New York
Private collection (by descent)
Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 2005
Private collection, United Kingdom

Although he was given the nickname Lion by fellow painters, Wilhelm Kuhnert also spent a great deal of time painting tigers, as he does here with In the Jungle – Tigers, which is listed as No. 4216 in the artist’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné. The German painter is part of wildlife art’s “Big Four,” which also includes Carl Rungius, Bruno Liljefors, and fellow German painter Richard Friese. “The work of these four artists established a vision of wildlife and wilderness that remains with us today and had a tremendous influence on wildlife artists of the 20th century,” says Adam Duncan Harris of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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