1919 [in the plate.]
Drypoint 390 x 280mm, 15 x 11 inches.
Very fine drypoint of a Bison. Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert 1865 - 1926 Born 28th September 1865, Oppeln, Germany and died 11th February 1926, Flims, Switzerland. He was held in great esteem by several Royal patrons including King Frederick of Prussia, Czar Nicholas II. Exhibited extensively in Sweden, Germany, Russia & England, being awarded many European prizes. He was one of the earliest artists to go out to Africa drawing painting and etching the wild animals; he also went to India and Ceylon, all before the first world war. A naturally gifted draughtsman he had profound knowledge of the character and behaviour of his animal subjects, a skill not demonstrated by many of his contemporaries.
[Ref: 8579] £750.00