Wilhelm Fritzel, Pastoral Landscape With Birch Trees

Wilhelm Fritzel, Pastoral Landscape With Birch Trees

A birch tree contorts through the vertical, stretching into daubs of Autumnal hues. Summer’s passed, there’s a static chill in the air - the shadows are long. On the right, a shepherd guides his flock with one straggler yards behind the rest. Ahead of them, a wide expanse of pasture towards a partially tree-lined horizon.

This absorbing view by German artist, Wilhelm Fritzel (1870-1943), captures a slice of nature’s beauty with an array of impressionistic marks. Brown meets green as the seasons change - a bright blue sky emphasising the dappled silver.

The painting is housed within a period frame and signed.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 43½” x 31½” / 111cm x 80cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £2,408 achieved for an oil painting in 1990.

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