Four Dogs, from Die Zweite Thierfolge

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1799/1803

Artist:

Johann Christian Reinhart
German, 1761-1847

About this artwork

Reinhart was born in Hof an der Saale, a town in the Bavarian region of Germany. Throughout his career, he made 184 prints, all etchings except for five lithographs. While he is better known for his landscapes, he did create a few animal depictions. This image, in which he included a portrayal of his favorite dog, suggests the artist’s great love of hunting. The four dogs all gaze directly at the viewer, and there is an eerie, almost humanizing aspect to their hungry stares.

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Artist

Johann Christian Reinhart

Title

Four Dogs, from Die Zweite Thierfolge

Origin

Germany

Date

1799–1803

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

125 x 192 mm (plate); 162 x 227 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.437

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