Carl Hilgers artwork • painting • previously for sale Skaters on the ice in a winter landscape
Skaters on the ice in a winter landscape
oil on canvas 48.7 x 65.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1886 on reverse
This painting was previously for sale.
The German artist Carl Hilgers specialized in painting landscapes. Apart from a four-year stay in Berlin, Hilgers lived all his life in his hometown of Düsseldorf. Here he also studied at the art academy. He made numerous study trips to Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Hilgers mainly painted winter landscapes with rich fabrics, reminiscent of the ice and snowscapes of Dutch Romanticism. He had great success with these paintings at the annual exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Dresden. In particular, the accurate imagination, the fidelity and the harmonious colour were appreciated.