A colorful oil print depicting an alpine bear hunt scenery in the Bavarian alps. A hunting crew is returning from their hunt with a shot bear on a sledge. The template for this print is a painting by Heinrich Buerkel (1802 - 1869) with the name "Return fom the bear hunt". Framed behind glass in a wooden frame with painted finish. Frame with traces of use.
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: 20.08" (51 cm)
Height: 16.14" (41 cm)
Depth: 0.98" (2.5 cm)