Hugo Oehmichen was a precocious talent and quickly found his way into the Royal Academy in Dresden. In 1862 and 1864 he won Academy medals and one of his works was purchased by the King. He travelled around Europe on study trips fairly often but was probably in Dresden when he painted this. It’s quite unusual for Oehmichen as he’s generally known for genre scenes that include several figures.
Many of his works have been sold through the leading auction houses including Christie’s and Sotheby’s. You can also find one of his engravings in the British Museum.
Studied: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden
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