Offered for sale is a 19th century oil on canvas of farmyard animals by German artist, Julius Scheuerer depicting sheep, a feather-footed rooster, a chicken, a crane, a dog, and a cat set against a vividly colored background. Idyllic in nature, this finely detailed painting, with its charming subject matter and bold use of color, is the type of 19th century pastoral art so desired by collectors.
Julius Scheuerer, 1859-1913, was a noted German artist who had a distinguished career painting animals, mostly of the avian variety, and placing them in idyllic pastoral settings. He used the natural color of bird feathers and contrasting animal coats to add depth and tone to his charming scenes. Mr. Scheuerer was also an avid lifelong student of the behavioral habits and anatomical science of birds. He relied upon this vast knowledge to create settings that were filled with fine detail and vivid colors; paintings that continue to have a timeless appeal.
The painting is set into a gilded frame, is in excellent age related condition, and signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner.
Size of frame: 24" Height x 39" Width.
Size of image: 20 ½" Height x 35 ½" Width.