Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Albert Anker - part 4

Albert Anker (1831–1910) is regarded as the “national painter” of Switzerland. His meticulous paintings of Swiss rural life endeared him to the public and during his heyday, he was regarded as the most popular artist. His works captured the daily and social life of the rustics in the picturesque villages of Switzerland. While these captured the imagination of the public, his portraits charmed the critics. Indeed, his portraits and still-lifes are what cemented his enduring legacy. Unlike many of his contemporaries, his documentation of the social life of villagers was never judgmental. Rather he portrayed them as plain and unpretentious. Anker also worked on many still-lives, which are considered to be among his most important works.

For a fuller biography see part 1 also. For earlier works see parts 1 to 3 also.
This is part 4 of a 5-part post on the works of Albert Anker:


1904 Seated Peasant Woman Knitting
watercolour 33.3 x 24.1 cm
Private Collection

1904 Sitting Farmer Reading
watercolour 24.5 x 24.8 cm
Private Collection

1905 Girl Reading
 watercolour 28.5 diameter
Private Collection

1905 Grandfather with His Morning Snack
watercolour on paper 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1905 Grandmother with a Bible
watercolour on paper 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1905 Seated Grandmother Mending
watercolour 28.5 cm diameter
Private Collection

1906 Girl in a Winter Landscape
watercolour and pencil on paper 34 x 24 cm
Private Collection

1906 Grandfather with a Newspaper
watercolour 24.8 x 33.7 cm
Private Collection

1906 Old Man Smoking a Pipe
watercolour 34.5 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1906 Young Girl Writing
watercolour 24.4 x 24.4 cm
Private Collection

1907 Girl Knitting while Reading
watercolour 33 x 23.9 cm
Private Collection

1907 Girl Looking at a Book
watercolour 34 x 24 cm
Private Collection

1907 Reading Farmer Sitting by the Tiled Stove
watercolour 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1907 The Absinthe Drinker
watercolour 19.1 x 14.8 cm
Private Collection

1908 A Peasant Woman Reading
watercolour and pencil on paper 34.5 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1908 Child at a Table
watercolour and pencil on paper 25 x 34.5 cm
Private Collection

1908 Farmer from Ins at a Table
watercolour on paper 33.5 x 34.5 cm
Private Collection

1908 Old Man Sitting at Table, Shown from Behind
watercolour 34 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1908 The Absinthe Drinker
watercolour
Private Collection

1908 The Convalescent
watercolour and pencil on paper 26 cm diameter
Private Collection

1908 The Little Seamstress
watercolour 34.5 x 24.9 cm
Private Collection

1908c Writing Boy
36.3 x 35.3 cm
Private Collection

1909 Girl with Homework
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Private Collection

1909 Man Reading
watercolour 34.5 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1909 Sitting Peasant Woman Holding a Cup in Her Hand
watercolour 34 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1910 Boy wit Hat, Eating
watercolour 34 x 24 cm

1910 Girl Knitting
watercolour 24.4 x 34.6 cm
Private Collection

1910 Old Farmer, Reading
watercolour 34 x 24 cm
Private Collection

1910 Peasant Woman at the Spinning Wheel
watercolour 34 x 24 cm
Private Collection

1910 Tea Service

n.d. A Farmer's Wife, Sewing
watercolour on paper 33.5 x 23.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. A Mouse with a Peanut
watercolour 10 x 15.4 cm
Private Collection

n.d. A Seated Farmer with a Pipe
watercolour and pencil on paper 33.5 x 24 cm
Private Collection

n.d. An Old Man Reading a Newspaper
watercolour 24.5 x 35 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Boy with a Slate
watercolour and pencil on paper 22 x 18 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Child with a Doll
oil on canvas 40 x 32 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Coffee and Cognac
Private Collection

n.d. Corner Stove with Laundry Basket
watercolour and pencil on paper 23 x 33.5 cm
Private Collection

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