Georg Richter-Lossnitz, Surprised Bandits

Georg Richter-Lossnitz, Surprised Bandits

This dramatic oil painting by German artist Georg Richter-Lossnitz (1891-1938) depicts a swirl of horses as three bandits are ambushed. It’s an electrifying scene with dust kicked up as the beasts skid on the earth. One rider losing his hat in the haste.

Richter-Lossnitz was known for his expressive style but this is a particularly vigorous example. It’s titled ‘Surprised Bandits’ and probably inspired by the popularity of Western films in the early 20th century.

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Medium: Oil on board
Overall size: 30” x 22” / 76cm x 56cm
Year of creation: 1929
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £3,931 achieved for an oil painting in 2021.

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