A colorful antique oil print depicting a humoristic scene in the Black Forest. A painter flees from a herd of wild boars onto a woodpile while the boars destroy his easel. Printed in Germany around 1900. Framed behind glass in a wooden carved frame. Print is yellowed and the black behind glass paint is partly peeled off.
Oil color printing, also called oleography or oil printing, is a technique of color lithography (chromolithography). Unlike artistic original printmaking, the primary goal here is not to produce an original multiple times (as a print from an original print medium, that is, from a plate that the artist has worked on himself), but to duplicate an image as a reproduction, imitating the impression of a painted original oil painting. Oil color printing was often used in the 19th century to reproduce famous paintings.
Width: 28.54" (72.5 cm)
Height: 23.82" (60.5 cm)
Depth: 0.98" (2.5 cm)