Carl Reichert, Austrian (1836-1918) created portraits of dogs that are in high demand. A similar sized portrait of dachshunds was sold at Christies for over $9000.00, and much smaller portrait of a spaniel was sold for over $6000.00 at Sothebys. His work is so enjoyable, and also may have good upside potential for appreciation.
Medium: Oil on Board.
Title: "Spaniel and Dachshund".
Size: 10 Inches by 13 1/2 Inches. Framed 16 1/2 Inches by 19 3/4 Inches.
Signed: Lower Right "C. Reichert."
Condition: Two tiny dings upper Center or in Good Condition. Artists Bio in German Affixed to Back.
About the artist: Born in 1836, Carl Reichert undoubtedly received his first art lessons from his father, a portrait and animal painter, and probably absorbed much information from his theatre decorator brother and two artist uncles (He was the son of the portrait and animal painter Heinrich Reichert, the brother of Heinrich Reichert who painted theatre scenery and the nephew of Bonfiaz Heinrich and Franz Heinrich Reichert.) Reichert attended the Academy of Drawing in Gratz, studying under Josef Ernst Turner and Ernst Christian Moser. Later he studied in Munich and Rome with Ludwig Joh. Passini and Anton Romako. On his return to Austria, Reichert painted genre scenes, animals and city views, first of Vienna, then of Gratz. He was and is most noted for his small-scale highly detailed portraits of dogs. Reichert died in 1918.