Der ältere Herr im Weinkeller (The elderly gentleman in the wine cellar)

by Hermann Armin von Kern

Hermann Armin von Kern (14 March 1838 – 18 January 1912) was an academic painter, one of the most popular Austrian genre painters of his time and a court painter at the court of Franz Josef I in Vienna.

Dimensions: (unframed)48.0 x 32.0 cm (18.9 x 12.6 ins)
Signature: Signed (lower centre0
Medium: Oil on panel

Catalogue No: 4894 Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , ,

This charming work is by eminent turn of the century Genre painter Herman von Kern.  The painting depicts an elderly man in a wine cellar, surrounded by barrels, holding up a bottle of wine which he appears to be drinking. The subject is likely to be a friend of von Kern’s volunteering as a model. This work romanticises and creates comedy from the urban idea of rural life. The man is smiling and rosy cheeked, while the detailed background gives a warm and light-hearted atmosphere to the work.

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