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

by Hermann Armin von Kern

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.9 x 12.6 ins/ 48.0 x 32.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower centre
MEDIUM: oil on panel

 

Catalogue No: 4894 Categories: ,

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. Genre scenes such as this are currently exceeding  expectations at auction.

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