Oil on panel
Christoph Suhr (1771-1842) – German painter, draftsman and graphic artist
With an old brass badge verso on the frame, inscribed ‘C. Suhr 1771-1842.’
Dimensions: 26.5 x 34 cm
Frame: 32 x 39.5 cm
Russian Cossacks during the Napoleonic Wars; it is possible that the picture shows the German-born Colonel Friedrich Karl von Tettenborn (1778-1845) and his retinue, shortly before or after the occupation of Hamburg, on March 18th 1813
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Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 8,000 Euro
The painting is in good condition, consistent with age and wear. The edges are slightly rubbed, due to framing. The paint surface shows faint craquelure and a number of tiny, almost invisible losses of paint in the sky, as well as in the lower part of the depiction. The panel measures 26.5 x 34 cm and the frame 32 x 39.5 cm.
Christoph Suhr (1771-1842)
The Hamburg-born painter Christoph Suhr received his first artistic training from Franz Conrad Löhr and Lorenz Löhnberg, before he was trained by the landscape painter Johann Friedrich Weitsch in Braunschweig. From 1772 Suhr was active in Italy, until he returned to Hamburg in 1795. One year later, he became a member and professor of the Berlin Academy. He was also an academy professor in Hamburg and his students were a number of future well-known artists, such as Joseph Heinrich Ludwig Marr, Christian Morgenstern and Carl Heinrich Adolph Grimm. Suhr was very successful as a decoration painter and portraitist, and gained much attention as a first-class miniature portraitist. In addition, his watercolor panoramas of Hamburg were very popular. In 1820, together with his brothers Cornelius and Peter, he founded a lithographic institute in Hamburg. (cbo)
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