Friday, 19 May 2017

Albert Anker - part 5

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 4 also.
This is part 5 of a 5-part post on the works of Albert Anker:


n.d. Girl Drinking Coffee
oil on canvas 31.1 diameter
Private Collection

n.d. Girl with Loaf of Bread
oil on canvas 30 x 20.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Girl with Sheaves
watercolour and pencil on paper 34 x 24 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Grandmother Reading
watercolour 33.5 x 23.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Knitting Bernese Woman with Child
oil on canvas 49 x 38 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Knitting Grandmother
brush and ink on paper 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

n.d. La Parisienne
watercolour and pencil on paper 26 x 21.9 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Mother and Child
chalk on paper 65 x 46 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Newsboy
charcoal heightened with white 76 x 57 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Old Schnapps Drinker
oil on canvas 64 x 46.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Peasant Woman

n.d. Portrait of a Bernese Girl
oil on canvas 51 x 37.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Boy
oil on canvas 40.5 x 31.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Boy
oil on canvas 40.5 x 32 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Boy
oil on canvas 42.5 x 32 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Boy with Cap
oil on canvas 37 x 32 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland

n.d. Portrait of a Boy with Cap
oil on canvas 42.5 x 34 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Girl
oil on canvas 39.4 x 29.2 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Girl
oil on canvas 40.5 x 31.5 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of a Girl
oil on canvas 41 x 32 cm

n.d. Portrait of a Girl with Red Necklace

n.d. Portrait of a Young Girl
oil on canvas 42 x 33 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Portrait of an Old Farmer
watercolour 34.2 x 24.7 cm
Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland

n.d. Sitting Boy Peeling Potatoes
oil on paper 14 x 13 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Sleeping Girl on a Wooden Bench
oil on canvas 45 x 70 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Still Life
oil on canvas 43.2 x 36.9 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Still-Life with Coffee, Bread and Potatoes

n.d. The Girl with the Dominoes
oil on panel 37 cm diameter
Private Collection

n.d. The Little Knitters
oil on panel 62 x 68.5 cm
Museum Oskar Reinhart, Winterthur, Switzerland

n.d. The Strawberry Girl
watercolour 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

n.d. The Village Tailor

n.d. Young Boy of Ins Holding a Child in His Lap
watercolour and pencil on paper
19 x 13 cm Private Collection

n.d. Young Girl with Slate
watercolour 56.4 x 36.1 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Young Mother

n.d. Young Woman Knitting
watercolour 33.8 x 23.9 cm
Private Collection

n.d. Young Woman, Seated
watercolour 32 x 22 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Woman
watercolour 23.7 x 21.7 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer
watercolour and pencil 17.5 diameter
Private Collection

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