Heinrich Gogarten, Laundry bleaching, late-summer evening in rural, Northern German area with the hikers on the country road and a farmer in front of the house, when the Laundry, this includes Bruckmann, “Munich-based painter …”: noted “… The artist is a landscape painter who introduced the Tradition of the free light-painting to impressionism, where he impetus of France, and on suggestions by Max Liebermann and Fritz von Uhde Association.
His motives are initially from the North of Germany, …”, mood, translucent, partially minimal impasto genre painting, Oil on canvas, signed lower right and indistinctly dated “H. Gogarten 76?”, Verso on the stretcher frame fragmentary label with Info about the artist, Craquelure, minimal in need of restoration, beautiful gold stucco frame, framed, Falzmaße approximately 28.5 x 36 cm.
Actually, Emil Heinrich Gogarten, Henri or Henry Gogarten, dt. Still life and landscape painter (1850 Linz a. Rhein and 1911, Munich), studied 1864-69 at the Düsseldorf Academy with Andreas and Carl Müller and Heinrich Lauenstein, here 1867-69 pupil of Oswald Achenbach, 1874-77 study stay in Paris, from 1878 on, in Eppendorf, near Hamburg, from 1889, in Munich, and, finally, in 1891, in Dachau, and, starting in 1897, the participation in the glass Palace exhibitions, fed 1899-1901 the Great Berlin art exhibition, in addition to exhibitions in Bremen, Dresden, Hannover and Hamburg, from 1902, in Karl field, Dachau resident, a member of the Munich artists ‘ cooperative, source: Thieme-Becker, Saur “Bio-bibliographic directory of artists, students lists of the düsseldorf Academy, Thiemann-Stoedtner, and Hanke “Dachauer Maler”, Müller-Singer, Bénézit, Bruckmann, “Munich painters of the 19th century./20. Century” and “lexicon of the düsseldorf school of painting”, Rump, Dressler and Wikipedia.
Gogarten studied at the Düsseldorf Academy under the renowned landscape painter Oswald Achenbach. His mostly wintry motifs are characterized by an effective use of light. The image presented here shows a winter landscape with river and adjoining birch grove. A narrow path winds its way through the field, on which some of the figures walk along. The overcast sky opens up at the horizon and lets the setting sun’s last rays shine through, creating a quite outstanding evening atmosphere.
The painting is signed and dated ‘H. Gogarten 1883’. Small retouched spot at the bottom left, otherwise overall of good preservation. The stretcher measures 55 x 75 cm. The framed dimensions are 69 x 89 cm. The frame shows slight signs of use.
Heinrich Gogarten (1850-1911)