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A Tough Bit of Road, (painting)

Artist:
Schreyer, Adolf
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 32
"(Germ.) Frankfort A. M. Medals, Paris Salon, 1864, 1865, 1867. A tough bit of road. 56 x 30. This is a marvelous canvas. The artist who can arrest and fascinate the eye with such a sorry set of horses harnessed by old ropes to these rude country wagons must be a genius. The faces of the poor, overworked brutes tell an eloquent tale of ill-treatment, neglect and scant fare. The road over which their load is being dragged, if a fair sample of the means of communication, accounts for the intense straining and wretched condition of the horses. The harmony of tone in the picture is equalled only by the powerful, unconventional drawing and astonishing freedom of handling."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Artist nationality: German.
Artist address: Frankfort a Main.
Topic:
Landscape--Road
Animal--Horse
Travel--Land--Wagon
Control number:
AECI 04120032
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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