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19th-Century Genre Drawings: People

19th-Century Landscape Drawings I / 19th-Century LandscapeDrawings II / 19th-Century Genre: Places

19th-Century Portraits / 19th-Century Genre: People

Felix O. C. Darley / Lothar Meggendorfer / Adrian Ludwig Richter
Our selections by artists working in the 19th century includes the ever-popular Anonymous, hard at work in a number of different genres and with results varying from work to work. Some are no more than a travel record, others quick sketches from life, others still, ways of thinking about possible ways to lay out a composition, yet still others finished works of art serving not only as a model for another work but as independent, polished pieces capable of standing on their own (see particularly the portrait of a young woman on the "Portraits" page.. Some of these artists are anonymous because they never had any desire to be thought of as artists; others because they feared that the little they knew about how to draw could serve to help them remember something they wanted to remember but feared that publicly releasing them might bring them unflattering public attention. Others are by professional artists, sometimes continuing a long-time family trade, sometimes immensely successful, sometimes barely known, whose drawings were meant to serve as a resource to them and to their assistants. In some cases. the works are signed—possibly for presentation; in other cases the style presents a signature almost as reliable as the thing itself. We have identified works by Hans (Johann) Beckmann, Theophile Chauvel, Heloise Suzanne Colin, Felix O. C. Darley, E. F. Gehme, Otto Greiner, Emil Kinkelin, Johann Mader, Mauer, Lothar Meggendorfer, Adrian Ludwig Richter, Marianne von Rohden, Samuel Prout, and Adalbert Wolfe.
Anonymous (German, active late 19th century), Three Studies. Pencil on wove paper, 1894. These images are very much in the style of Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803-1884), whose works tended to portray the people and popular literature of a not-yet reunited Germany. Richter produced many drawings for reproduction in children's books and popular literature. Dated "Juli 1894" right center. Image size: 115x75mm. Price: $350.
Hans (Johann) Beckmann (German, 1809-1882), Harvest time. Pencil on wove paper, c. 1850. A young woman, her back to the viewer, gathers bundles of hay. Beckmann studied at the Munich Academy (1832) and made copies of works by 17th century Dutch artists like Ruysdael and Wynants. Adrian Ludwig Richter's drawings also seem like an influence here. Atelier stamp lower left. Image size: 63x136mm. Price: $475.
Hans (Johann) Beckmann (German, 1809-1882), Harvesters. Pencil on wove paper, c. 1850. Three young women gather bundles of hay. Beckmann studied at the Munich Academy (1832) and made copies of works by 17th century Dutch artists like Ruysdael and Wynants. Adrian Ludwig Richter's drawings also seem like an influence here. Atelier stamp lower left; top right corner detached. Image size: 65x135mm. Price: $475.
Anonymous (German, 19th century), Woman in peasant clothing. Watercolor and pencil on wove paper. Similar kinds of clothes can be seen in works by Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803-1884), whose works tended to portray the people and popular literature of a not-yet reunited Germany. Image size: 109x63mm. Price: $500.
Anonymous (German, 19th century), Woman in peasant clothing and head covering. Watercolor and pencil on wove paper. Similar kinds of clothes can be seen in works by Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803-1884), whose works tended to portray the people and popular literature of a not-yet reunited Germany. The image to the right is found on the verso of this sheet. The writing on the right above shows that this drawing was originally part of the same sheet as the one immediately above. Image size: 99x69mm. Price: $425.
Anonymous (German, 19th century), Woman with basket on her head. Watercolor and pencil on wove paper. Similar kinds of clothes can be seen in works by Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803-1884), whose works tended to portray the people and popular literature of a not-yet reunited Germany. The image to the left is found on the verso of this sheet. The writing on the right of that drawing shows that this drawing was originally part of the same sheet as the one immediately above. Image size: 99x69mm. Price: $425.
Heloise Suzanne Colin (French, 1820-1873), The fortune teller. Pencil on wove paper, c. 1860. Suzanne Colin ws married to J. B. Leloir. She was a well-known observor of middle-class life during the Second Empire. Colin was a well-known observer of court life, working mostly in small-format paintings and miniatures. Image size: 110x84mm. Price: $925.
Anonymous (Austrian, 19th century), The go-between. A gentleman passes a note to a soldier, its intended recipient is clearly the lady sitting to the right with her back to soldier, gentleman, and viewer. There is another image on the reverse: a crowded party, the guests all decked out in antique costumes (see below). Image size: 95x160mm. Price: $375.
Anonymous (Austrian, 19th century), Party Scene. Pencil drawing on wove paper. We see a crowded party, the guests all decked out in antique costumes: is it a costume party? A glimpse of the way things were? There is another image on the reverse: The go-between (see above: A gentleman passes a note to a soldier, its intended recipient is clearly the lady sitting to the right with her back to soldier, gentleman, and viewer). Image size: 126x170mm. Price: $375.

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