Sale: 532 / 19th Century Art, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 365

 

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Heinrich Bürkel
Gebirgsdorf mit Brunnen. Im Hintergrund das Wettersteingebirge, Um 1850-60.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 23,000 / $ 21,620
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Gebirgsdorf mit Brunnen. Im Hintergrund das Wettersteingebirge. Um 1850-60.
Oil on canvas.
Bühler/Krückl 225. Signed in lower left. Verso with a gallery stamp and the number "C 612". 53.5 x 79 cm (21 x 31.1 in).

• The "Mountain Village Fountain" is Bürkels most typical and most successful motif.
• Bürkel helped landscape painting to a new more regional and more realistic form.
• In terms of technique and composition, his works are of highest quality
• Bürkel's paintings are at, among others, the Bavarian State Painting Collections/Neue Pinakothek, Munich and the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
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Accompanied by a written expertise by Albrecht Krückl, Munich, who saw the original work, dated May 17, 2014.

PROVENANCE: Schott-Eichler (until 1926: Hugo Helbing, July 10, 1926).
Dr. Weidenhammer (acquired from the above).
German private collection.

LITERATURE: Hugo Helbing, München, Ölgemälde, Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen moderner Meister aus süd- und mitteldeutschem Besitz, auction on July 10, 1926, cat. no. 29 (with illu. plate 2).

When Heinrich Bürkel came to Munich in 1822, the concept of landscape painting had already turned away from the excessive and almighty force of nature in the sense of Joseph Anton Koch and had developed towards a gentler, Biedermeier style. The artists often used drawings and watercolors created in regional areas as the basis for their paintings. Like many of his contemporaries, Bürkel found his motifs primarily during numerous stays in the Upper Bavarian foothills of the Alps and in the Alps. Bürkel painted one of his most successful motifs, the mountain village with a fountain, located in the Wetterstein Mountains, in several variations. They all show a peaceful idyll with an imposing mountain backdrop, in the center of which everyday country life takes place with a colorful and figurative presence. In this way, snapshots were introduced into art, so to speak, less important observations also played a role, the depicted scenes seem like coincidental observations. Genre scenes staging an apparently realistic country life became increasingly popular. The reality, however, widespread poverty and the actual problems of the rural population, as depicted by more socio-critical realist painters, is of no interest here. It was more about the desire for an idealized ‘Sunday atmosphere’ which - as a report on the Munich art life in the Schorn'sche Kunstblatt proclaimed in 1825 - strives to "'gain a poetic side from the common reality of things and life, strives to satisfy us in it and to reconcile our feelings with it.'" (Bühler/Krückl, Heinrich Bürkel, Munich 1989, p. 69). [KT]



365
Heinrich Bürkel
Gebirgsdorf mit Brunnen. Im Hintergrund das Wettersteingebirge, Um 1850-60.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 23,000 / $ 21,620
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